`Resilience can give you strength to keep moving forwards when you are caught in the rain or a storm, and keep you continuing on your journey through life. And it is a strength which resides in everyone.'
Maya Yoshida, one of Southampton FC's most admired players, is well known for his sense of humour on the field. However, underneath the convivial public persona is a man with unrivalled ambition, resilience and strength of character.
Unbeatable Mind reveals the secrets behind Maya's success and how he became a favourite of football fans across the globe. Recounting his stunning career trajectory, this book provides inspirational guidance on how to overcome obstacles and thrive in any competitive arena.
Maya Yoshida was born in the Japanese city of Nagasaki in 1988. After showing promise at a young age, he made the starting line-up for Nagoya Grampus in 2008, scoring the club's first ever goal in the AFC Champions League. In December 2009, it was announced that Yoshida had transferred to Dutch Club VVV-Venlo, who he played for until 2012 when he joined Southampton FC. Since 2010, he has represented Japan in the national football team.