It's massive, because everyone, every footballer, it doesn't matter how old you are, you will have tough times.
There will be someone who tells you that they don't think you're good enough, but the positivity from parents and coaches who do believe in you, who can say: 'look, it's not the end of the road...' is so important.
I was told by quite a number of people that I wasn't good enough, but having that support system there who can help you and keep you going is massive.
For me, I found it a massive help having people who just believed in me and my ability and that helped me to believe in myself.
My PE teacher at secondary school, he was always the one who when I had to go out on day release and the school wasn't sure if they wanted to let me go, he was always the one backing my corner.
So I've got to say thank-you to him and everyone else who has helped me on the way.