Posts Tagged ‘What the Pros Know’

Nike: What Andrés Knows

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Fifth episode in Nike’s “What the Pros Know” series. After What Ruud Knows, What Wayne Knows, What William Knows, and the inspiring What Joe Knows, it’s Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andrés Iniesta‘s turn to share thoughts about footy. This one’s pretty short actually (just under two minutes), so don’t expect a miracle recipe for success. Still, someone capable of winning the Spanish Liga, the UEFA Champions League, and the European Championship just might have a few interesting pointers to give, so listen up.

In the words of Nike: “There aren’t a whole lot of players treading turf who know what it takes to get signed by Barcelona aged twelve, get a call-up to the Spanish national team at 22, and go on to win La Liga, Champions League and European medals before they hit 25. Andrés Iniesta is one. Now listen up, while one of Bootcamp’s most decorated pros tells you what you should be eating, how you should be training, how hard you need to push yourself to make it happen.”

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Nike: What Joe Knows

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Fourth episode in Nike’s “What the Pros Know” series. After What Ruud Knows, What Wayne Knows, and What William Knows, it’s Chelsea and England winger Joe Cole‘s turn to dispel wisdom. And indeed wisdom it is, because this episode is by far the best of the series yet. It may seem as simple advice but as Joe says, “those that maintain their focus on improving and practicing usually go a long way”. Put it into action lads!

In the words of Nike themselves: “A player can have the best box of tricks on the field, but he needs to be in the right position to spring them. See what England midfielder Joe Cole had to say about creating space for a piece of game-turning brilliance, committed training and beating defenders“.

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Nike: What Ruud Knows

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Two bigs news in Nike’s “What [...] Knows” series (substitute the [...] part with the player’s first name for cool effect).

Firstly, Nike has tagged the “What [...] Knows” playlist with an appropriate name, sparing us the weird use of [...] for each segment. From here on out, this marketing campaign will be referred to as “What the Pros Know“.

Secondly, it seems that when we presented What Wayne Knows and What William Knows, we mistakenly assumed that Rooney’s was episode nº1. There was actually a van Nistelrooy episode just before that, so without further ado, here’s what Real Madrid and Netherlands striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy has to say. Or in other words: “Inside the mind of a goal-scoring legend“.

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