Through generating doubt he creates something decisive in top-level football – time to attack the space!
All of this that I have just written is described as the qualitative side of the game. It is always going to depend on the interpretation of the game that each coach/observer/analyst has, or in other words, giving meaning and shape to the situations that form the game as a whole.The qualitative understanding of the game shall always have to be contextualised with what the moment in the game is, who the intervening players are and in what way of all this relates itself.
We all want to win; it doesn’t seem to me that there are conscientious trainers that do not work/train their team to win. There are various ways of doing it and each one defines a strategy to adopt, because the context and the engaging culture has and shall always have a lot of influence.
There is a phrase that has been with me for some time since I read “The art of war”, where Sun Tzu writes:
“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved”.
As a professional these words very much mark my thoughts before, during and after a game. In short, they create a fascination in me for the analysis of the game in a common sense of understanding the strategy behind a game.