Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: How to be the Best

George Best was a supreme footballer with a God-given talent. That talent was later refined by professional coaches, but no one could teach him the impudence, the bravery, the close control and the sheer enthusiasm that he brought to the game.

Those virtues were honed in the streets and playing fields of Belfast where the young George played with his mates.

Following the abject failure of highly paid and highly trained English stars in the World Cup, perhaps the coaches should stop trying to produce athletes and concentrate on finding young men who have the spirit of George and his sheer love of the game. Winners are born, not taught.

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