Quotations and Soccer Tips

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You can be sure of succeeding in your attacks if you only attack places that are undefended.



This quotation fits perfectly in the modern attacking soccer strategy, but what you may not know, is that itís 2400 years old and it is one of the cardinal rules of ď The Art of WarĒ by General Sun Tzu, the greatest strategist of 500 b.c.
Even if war is a horrible disease that constantly afflicts human beings, it doesnít make this quotation less true. So, letís take the good from the bad.

One of the greatest mistakes a team can make, is to continue to collide with an opposing defense, like crashing against a wall instead of trying to find a door, by passing back and quickly switching to the other side of the field in a totally empty zone.
Switch, with horizontal passes instead of continuing to play vertically, is the solution for avoiding crowded situations.

To do this, itís fundamental to raise your head and look around!
You know where the ball is, because you have it. Look around for teammates, for opportunities and use your creativity in finding solutions that permit using a portion of the field thatís totally free.

If you could see the field from above, youíd be amazed how much space is empty.
Just win the empty space and youíll win the game.


Coach Gianni