Though Vilhena does not come across as a loser to me. Took the pen's at youth level for the NT. Also very early for Feyenoord. Not the type that is afraid or unambitious. One could read lack of ambition in soundbite's that might be spoken to soften the disappointment of dropping out of the WC squad for Brazil or to evade a stir in the media. The other part of mentality, effort/ applying yourself, is a thing that worries me more concerning Vilhena. I once heard that Vilehna left as soon as possible after the training was over. Did not practice extra free kicks/ penalty's. Need an update on his conduct now, but I remember from some time ago that it was not good. Maher I completely agree. Maher is a softie. I think that there are also other side's to cover when talking about mentality. For example, how does a player influence the group process? An extreme example is Dirk Kuyt. Does not only work hard, but also sacrifices himself for the interest of the team on the field ánd outside the field. I think that some players functioned better at the world cup thanks to Dirk. That the way he thinks, trickled through the group. At the WC 2014 we had a bit of a Dirk Kuyt mentality. I am not saying it is as strong as 1 on 1, just that he was 1 factor with a positive influence to establish this strong group mentality. Does Depay have a positive influence on the group? Yes and no I would say. In terms of believing, yes. In terms of really letting others function better (Luuk de Jong?) and promoting an intelligent way of thinking about the game .... not sure.