Lasse Vibe admits he is driven on by being told he is not good enough after coming up against doubters throughout his career.
The Brentford striker started out his career at AIA-Tranbjerg before joining Aarhus, for a season.
That didn't work out and he returned to Tranbjerg a year later before, once again, moving to Aarhus.
Again, he didn't make many senior appearances so dropped down to FC Fyn before climbing the leagues with FC Vestsjaelland and SonderhyskE prior to his move to Gothenborg and then Brentford.
Vibe reflects: “I got scouted by the local bigger club and I went and played there for a couple of years.
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“I wasn’t good enough to play for them and I went back to play for my friends locally. Some of us wanted to move up a level.
“I went back to the same club and got a contract. I struggled to get into the first team so I moved on down the leagues.
“In England, you’d be in a Premier League academy and then try and make it through the leagues. I went through the leagues and ended up back in the best leagues.”
Those early frustrations were fuel to Vibe and he tries to use the doubts to his advantage and remain mentally tough.
“Some people are very naturally gifted but lucky to be good when they’re young so they won’t face as many things that I’ve face. Being told you’re not good enough is fuel to the fire,” Vibe added.
“It’s still the motivation. Through periods in every club I’ve played there’s been doubts.
“Every player has been doubted and if you can use that to your advantage you’ll come back stronger and I live by that every day.”