As soon as we enter the locker room, concentration and preparation for the race begin. Our coaches then often start the technical meeting which he follows very closely in order to accomplish his task as a goalkeeper and to adjust during the game to what the coaches have asked for.  If you now ask if he has a fixed pattern in how he puts his clothes on before the game, no superstition is not yet up to Mats, but of course never say never. That might come later?

You don’t see it much anymore, but Mats is still someone who does his warming up with another pair of gloves. In this way he prevents the match gloves from getting dirty already and thus having less grip in the 90 minutes of truth. The competition gloves get a little wet after warming up, but not too much to not lose grip.