It's very hard to be a kid, especially in a predominantly white school or white town where other people want to police your body and hair.
You have to trust your body to take care of you.
Everybody eats a little differently, but the more where you are aware of what you put in your body and how it affects your performance, the better opportunities you have. And that's what I'm trying to do.
I used to be able to eat and drink whatever I wanted. But now, when I'm in a suit and tie all the time, sitting and being driven, you can just feel your body.
As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We're the people at the gym that look like we're breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It's not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body.
I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.
I still work on it almost every day in the gym. You have to know your body and that also means knowing when it's time to rest. Sometimes the coach will manage me and give me a day off so that I'm right for the weekend.
When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.
Whenever I cook, I think of Spanish music, so I always have to listen to some sort of salsa. It gets your body going.
I just think you need to believe in yourself - be offensive, but still have some nervousness in your body before any important game.