Robert Green encourages West Ham team-mates to abuse him
West Ham’s squad have been actively encouraged to jeer and shout insults at goalkeeper Robert Green as he prepares for the new season. The 30-year-old is desperate to make sure he is not distracted by opposition fans who single him out for his disastrous World Cup error against the USA.
Green was repeatedly jeered during his side’s recent friendly against Ipswich and has encouraged team-mates to give him a tough time in training to prepare him for more of the same in their Premier League opener against Aston Villa.
Green is a keen follower of sports psychology and believes he can focus his mind to block out the abuse.