In episode Four of The Well-Balling Podcast former Charlton Academy graduate Mikhail Kennedy talks to Kyle Andrews about coming to London from Derry as a sixteen year old and, five years later after "one bad landing", realising that his dream of becoming a professional footballer was over.
"I struggled really badly with homesickness and loneliness"
"You never think it is going to happen to you"
"You can trick yourself into believing that you shouldn't feel upset or angry"
"What are you on about? What's a sports psychologist?"
"It's amazing what two people can achieve just by talking"
"You don't want to be seen as weak so you bottle it all up"
"Definitely speak up. It's not a sign of weakness. People will actually respect you more"