Once upon a time, according to Greek mythology, there was a hunter named Narcissus. He was a very handsome man, but so proud of it that he disdained the people that cared about him. One day, to teach him a lesson, Goddess Nemesis lured him towards a river.
On the reflection provided by the water, he saw himself and instantly fell in love with the image. He wanted to embrace the image, and so when he tried to do it, he drowned in the pool. And this is how the term ‘narcissism’ came into existence.
Narcissism is when a person loves himself more than anyone else. In some cases, this is good. In others, where a superiority complex develops, not so much.
In the footballing fraternity, there are some players and managers who ooze narcissism. They love themselves so much that they can’t stop showering themselves with praise.
And here are 5 such characters…
“If you ask me if I am one of the best strikers in the world, I would say ‘yes’ because I believe it.”
On the field, he enrages fans with his horrible displays of incompetency; missing easy goals every now and then. Off it, he makes them laugh with outrageously hilarious claims about himself.
There is delusion and then there is Nicklas Bendtner. At one point of time, Bendtner actually showed a lot of promise. He might as well have gone on to become one of the best players in the world had he emphasized more on working hard instead of gloating about himself to the media.
The grandeur of his delusions were so high that he actually believed that he deserved to play every minute of every game every week during his time at Arsenal and that playing for only clubs like “Real Madrid and Barcelona” could make him happy.