In life and soccer we will encounter highs and lows.
At the academy, I am often stressing the philosophy of soccer is life and we need to always keep going!
Over the weekend there was a match between Atletico Madrid and Valencia that exemplifies this very approach. Without going into too much detail of the game, Atletico was able to battle back from being down 0-2 to winning the match 3-2.
Most people will appreciate the efforts of a comeback victory and this game was no exception as the tying goal and winning goal were both scored in added time. Turning a loss into a win in the matter of a few minutes shows great character, mental capacity and is the consequence of quality and quick decision-making in the game and life.
When we better understand our time frames, we act accordingly by deploying urgency or patience but always in relation to the situation in front of us.
Through unwavering belief and consistency our victories will be earned and sometimes it comes about in the least expected way.
Scoring the winning goal in the 93rd minute was not expected by the Atletico Madrid center back, Mario Hermoso but he was the one to finish the play and look at his home fans cheering with almost unfamiliarity to celebrating.
Hermoso and Atletico faithful will not forget this moment!
This great example to keep going will only be useful if we are able to apply this to our own life. When we feel as though we are losing or missing our aims remember that the win is soon coming as long as we are persistent that the losses are not permanent.
Yours in soccer,