Mental toughness helped me - Diao

25 March 2009 09:45
Stoke midfielder Salif Diao has said making 100 starts for English clubs is down to to his mental strength.Diao reached the landmark in the 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday, almost seven years after making his debut for Liverpool. [LNB]The former Liverpool, Portsmouth and Birmingham player told BBC Radio Stoke: "With the injuries I have had, I'm still here trying to push on. [LNB]"It shows how resilient I am, some players would have retired." [LNB]Diao added: "I'm not someone who lets things get them down and that's very important in football these days.[LNB]

Source: BBC_Sport