Tyrone Mings: England defender's mental health 'plummeted' in build-up to Euro 2020

Tyrone Mings: England defender's mental health 'plummeted' in build-up to Euro 2020

LIONHEART Tyrone Mings reveals ‘my mental health plummeted at Euros because 95% of the country doubted me…I had therapy’

The Sun says: ENGLAND ace Tyrone Mings reveals today he needed therapy to overcome mental health problems during England’s heroic Euros campaign.

The 6ft 5in Aston Villa defender played a key part at the start of England’s run to the final but recalls being dubbed the team’s “weakest link”.

He says: “I did have a tough time in the lead-up to the opening game against Croatia.

“I think I’m a lot more hardened to outside influences now, but my mental health did plummet.

“And I have no shame in admitting that because there was so many unknowns about me going to that game.

“I was probably the only name on the teamsheet that people thought, ‘Not sure about him’. And that was something I had to overcome.

“When 90-95 per cent of your country are having doubts over you, it’s very difficult to stop this intruding on your own thoughts.

“So I did a lot of work on that with my psychologist. I was given a lot of coping mechanisms — whether it was breathing, meditation, or just learning how to bring yourself into the present moment. To stop letting your subconscious take over.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/15752115/tyrone-mings-mental-health-euros/

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