Thinking Inside The Box
Reflections on Life as a Premier League Footballer
By Louis Saha
Foreword by Patrice Evra
Online shop price: £9.99
'Thinking Inside The Box' is the sensational, thought-provoking book by France and Sunderland football star Louis Saha.
Published in France to widespread acclaim, it gives a unique, footballer's-eye view of life as a Premier League striker - from the glory, the riches and the fast cars to the pressure to win, the agonising injuries and the women who will do anything to bed a footballer!Saha writes with great insight and humour, drawing on his own experiences - from his childhood in the notorious outer suburbs of Paris to starring for Manchester United in the Premier League and reaching the World Cup with France - and tackles heavyweight issues like racism, inflated player wages and media intrusion head-on.Packed with insights, anecdotes and perceptive personal reflections, the book also contains the fascinating thoughts of numerous giants of the game who have granted Saha exclusive and incredibly revealing interviews - including a remarkable one to one with Sir Alex Ferguson and quotes from the likes of Zinédine Zidane, Thierry Henry, Phil Neville and many more. There is even a chapter written by Saha's wife, Aurélie, on life as a footballer's wife.'Thinking Inside The Box'
is a truly unique and exceptional football book.Translated by Georgia De Chamberet.
I wanted to write about what it is really like. How to keep it real and stay sane in the middle of this sporting circus
Louis Saha, April 2012
Saha's work bears little resemblance to the indentikit sports autobiography ... An important contribution to the game
London Evening Standard, April 2012
An extraordinary memoir...Saha writes with unusual frankness, with intelligence and in polished prose
The Sunday Times, April 2012
An intriguing memoir...Saha moves seamlessly between the personal and the political
The Daily Mail, April 2012
Packed with frankness, insight and self-knowledge [...] the book shines with candour, modesty and intelligence
Boyd Tonkin, The Independent, May 2012
Tackles all manner of topics with warmth and humour... A refreshing read ★★★★★
When Saturday Comes
'An eclectic book that asks questions while seeking no easy answers'