He usually doesn't go completely anonymus at least for the croatian media, but he did it this time. Last news were like from last year, as the above poster said: team changes, Hypollite and stuff.
And he said two more thing before going anyonimus:
- less training, because he had the usual spartan routine for years which eventually wore him mentally more than physically.
- And probably travelling the whole week prior to match, because his routine for years was to go there day before the match and have a sleepless night to "trick" the process of jet-lag before it takes over. But I do really think it turned against him last couple of years, because he allways looked dizzy and a bit disoriented pre-match. WTF, not sleeping before the match, he's getting older and body cannot tolerate that anymore! And since I seriously think jetlag is a factor not to be overruled, going week before isn't a good thing, too. Like a two week or even a month would be better. Just about in one week time body gets into "normal" as far as I've heard (never traveled that far), but he already lost pace and tonus in this 7 days... which he has to recover at least in that period of additional time to get back in shape.
My amateur opinion.
Last edited by stanzi; 02-08-2010 at 04:24 PM.