The plan is to write a series about those players who are in the doorstep of the very elite. They are may be in one of the best teams or a leading player of their league. But in my opinion they need one more step ahead to progress to a level upwards. Christian Eriksen (born... Continue Reading →
Huddersfield won the English Championship playoff final at the Wembley so they got promoted to the top flight after 45 years. Their secret is a well-elaborated strategy and the spirit based on their manager David Wagner's drive. The German led them to the playoff final, and they got their well-deserved promotion with penalties.
This is the second piece of the series dedicated to acquaint the mental side of the beautiful game. In my previous article we discussed about the main characteristics of football, and we delved into the differences between the closed skills and open skills. Now we are going further to talk about the core principles of game intelligence.
So after three months and 13 games, The Blues's very impressive run of straight league wins comes to an end. A @Dele_Alli double lifts Spurs to 3rd place and declined Chelsea a record-breaking 14th consecutive #PL victory. Great performance by Alli, he was fantastic, but the work of Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele in midfield needs acknowledging. The players gave an outstanding gift to their manager, as this was Pochettino 150th match in Premier League.