MILLWALL manager Ian Holloway believes that the football community is "too scared" to confront psychological issues within the game.
The Lions boss was speaking after ex-world boxing champion Glenn Catley, now a clinical hypnotherapist and sports psychologist, met with the squad this week.
Holloway's players have been offered hypnotherapy sessions with the former fighter.
"The lads will decide whether or not they believe in what Glenn does," Holloway said.
"All you can do is put things out there and it will either work or it won't."
But Holloway believes not enough is done about mental health issues in football.
He added: "When it comes to the mental side of things, are you nervous before a big game? Are you a bit worried? Of course you are.
"Everybody is because we are human beings. But it's like the Emperor's New Clothes – we've all got nothing on and we're too scared to say it.
"In football you're not supposed to talk about it, you're expected to be strong.
"The chairman wants me to help people and build them up. I think that's what my skill is and I'm learning new things all the time.
"I want to change the mindset of people who play for us. It will take a while – it happened really quickly at Blackpool – but I believe that we can do that here in time.
"We have not come from behind to win a game since I've been here – that's unheard of."