Individual quality is important and each member of a successful team should demonstrate a competence level that matches the standard of the group.
Without smart players who possess the quality to execute collective game ideas there will be an internal struggle of overworking and covers.
Finally, the Euro 2020 kicked off today after a year delay due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Italy and Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome played the opening game tonight. Italy won the game 3-0…(My prediction was 2-0).
Italy demonstrated a collective play that dominated the opponent through playing simple with continuous triangles and diamonds being created off the ball. When the ball was lost, the impressive attacking of Turkey’s attack by immediately attempting to get the ball back was relentless. The rare occasion of not recovering the ball, there was a quick defensive organization that was impenetrable.
It was a nice opening to the tournament on and off the field as fans are finally returning to the stadium.
The fans being present at the game adds to the collective approach and reinforcement that we all play a part for the success of a team.
Enjoy the remaining games and may the best collective team win!
Yours in soccer,