Lewis Page: “I had 250 Instagram messages slating me”

Former Charlton defender Lewis Page has played 23 times for Exeter City this season. That is only 4 games fewer than he managed for Charlton in three years. Are his injury problems at last behind him ? In this episode of the Mental Well-Balling Podcast he talks to Kyle Andrews about how he coped with all the physical and mental challenges he faced during his time in SE7, including the ridicule and abuse he got from supporters.

"I'd go into training and games thinking more about injury than about the game. You're almost making things happen in your head"

"If I had a good run I'd be thinking - when's it going to happen?"

"You're out for another couple of months. You're irrelevant now"

"I bawled my eyes out. It was like it was the end"

"Pearcey, Josh and the physios were really good with me. My Mrs and my dad have been great"

"Exeter offered me a one year contract so it was a no-brainer. I couldn't look at myself in the mirror if I hadn't gone for it."

"Basically, I was never going to give up"