Real Madrid has perfected their ability to consistently lose to FC Barcelona. Real Madrid has become Barcelona’s regular punching bag. We get it, Barcelona is the best team in the world, their bench is amazing, their coach is amazing, and they have the best player on earth (little Messi), so how the hell do we beat these guys? Well, let me tell you how, Real Madrid can beat FC Barcelona!
I’ve been in this game for years and when I speak with other players or coaches about youth and coaching, I always get the same ole lackey responses.
“We must teach first touch!” “We must coach dribbling skills!” “Speed is so important in the modern game!”
Well ok, when teaching the game all of those are important and my colleagues are genuinely correct. But, how I see it, “vision” is by far the most powerful skill! Now let me explain why.
There are some fortunate souls who are born with the innate skill of good vision. However, the rest of us need to cultivate and really work on forming this skill. Just like any other skill be that, speed, dribbling, passing etc. You should also work on your vision. Here are some ways to Improve your Soccer vision.
Have you heard of a channel called, “Versus?” Well, neither have I, and neither has half the TV viewing audience in the United States, according to USA Today. What does this mean? Well it means a name change and repositioning of this cable channel from “Versus” to “NBC Sports Network.” And for American soccer fans it means MLS on NBC!
The English football magazine “Four Four Two,” published their list of the Top 100 Players. We can argue about the list all day in civil discourse at the local tavern down the street. The reality is, it is almost impossible to measure the best players in the world, because in essence soccer/football is a team game.
There is so much that needs to happen for a player to stand out or come out of his shell. If you have ever played soccer you understand that team cohesion, player quality, planning, club management, finances, individual technique, coaching, junior/base squads as well as many other events influence a player’s rise or failure. With that said, I think it is best to judge a players ease on the field, technique, vision, ease with the ball rather than their club victories.