(CNN)Oliver Sonne had given up hope of becoming a professional footballer. The Danish teenager had lost his motivation, stopped believing and grown tired of training with his small town club.
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Practicing four times a week without much reward or recognition had taken its toll.
The 17-year-old wanted to do what ordinary teenagers did: hang out with friends, relax, have fun.
"I started to think I'd never get to the point where I could go professional," he tells CNN Sport.