Coping with the pressure is one of the biggest demands of top class professional footballers.
They need to be conditioned and fit but if they’re not mentally strong then they will crumble and fail to make the grade.
Boo boys who think that David Alaba is one such jelly-legged pansy can think again.
The Bayern Munich full-back tells Adidas Gamedayplus that he plays better in hostile environments and that hatred inspires him to victory.
Shakhtar Donetsk supporters ought to shower him with adoration if their side is to have any hope of upsetting the German champions tomorrow night.