It is possible to see in the situations presented above that the players of Manchester United, Southampton, Arsenal and West Ham are rarely aware that outside their angle of view (where they are focused on/attracted to) there are opposing players that are unmarked, or in other words, that could easily score without any opposition in a position in front of the goal.
The player focuses his attention on the triggers that the game gives him, whilst conceiving the various moments of the game and simultaneously conceiving himself within these moments.
Therefore the adaptation to the conditions of the context that the player finds himself in, or is going to find himself in (preparation for the next game – opponent), have to be acquired in training. In this logical sequence, in order to control the opponent effectively within and outside the area there shall have to be contact so that the attentional focus doesn’t deviate from that which is a potential threat.
I have come to feel throughout time that top-level football, in various situations that have already been analysed, is very mechanic – when it should be seen as a “living organism”, as it is constantly changing.