Former Argentine tennis player Carlos ‘Charly’ Berlocq, who became 37 in the world in 2012, explained that he is inspired by the River Plate coach, Marcelo Gallardo, and that he applies some of his concepts in his new role as a coach.
«From the moment I started working with my first player, Agustín Velotti, the first thing I did was start listening to how Marcelo spoke. I listened to two podcasts of him and what were his ideas, “said Berlocq, who retired at the end of 2019, in a live on the social network Instagram.
«When I was a player I also listened to him and saw a bit how he thought, with the conviction that he speaks. He talks about having an identity, about believing. You pass it on to tennis, it’s very similar, “he added.
Berlocq, 37, revealed that he learned from Gallardo that the goal of the coach is to “convince” the player that he is capable of achieving the goal and make him “feel” that he can achieve victory.
For the native of Chascomús, in both tennis and football, “safety is key.”
Berlocq also expressed his desire to play a tennis match with the River Plate coach so that later he could “talk about these things.”
Gallardo took over at the Millionaire in 2014, won eleven titles and became the winningest coach in River Plate’s history. EFE (HN).