German players seemed to have more to draw on as people than English counterparts; greater all round resources that helped them navigate tournaments and pressure points
Jonathan Northcroft: interview with Frank Lampard, Sunday Times, May 28th 2017
In our great debates about education: vocational vs grammar, 21st Century skills for the jobs that don’t yet exist vs academic education, something always seems to be missed and that is an academic education is good for all.
As Frank Lampard explains in the interview:
You’ll benefit if you bring through players who are intelligent. The best players in the world are smart and clever on the pitch and you can’t tell me that’s not a well rounded thing.
Lampard, educated at Brentwood Independent school, feels he was fortunate to have had a good education:
…not just maths and science, but life education – and these are big things that relate on the…
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