Matt Besler is very serious about his Catholic Faith. When asked in this interview with National Catholic Register how his Faith affects his career, he answered:
Having my Catholic faith allows me to always feel confident and comfortable on the soccer field. Competition can be very intense, but knowing there are more important things in life and that God is in control helps to keep things in perspective. Then the confidence is there because you realize that, despite so much work and so many sacrifices, it still is a game.
In the same regard, my soccer career has always kept me on a set schedule and the discipline required to be a professional athlete carries over to attending Mass regularly and praying a lot. If I weren’t on as tight a schedule or didn’t have as many demands, I may not be as diligent in practicing the faith.
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