Football is often regarded as a simple science, where play is broken down into key moments, such as player A passing the ball to player B.
In this footage, the technical coach may notice such key elements as Andrés Iniesta’s evasiveness, close ball control, balance when moving with the ball, speed and angle of the “key” pass, as well as David Villa’s scanning, positioning, timing of his run, footwork and balance when striking the ball.
However, there are many subtle elements within the game at the highest level that are not merely “technical” or even “tactical” that can go unnoticed.
As Andrés Iniesta and David Villa demonstrate, it is often the relationship, understanding, subtle communication, connection or bond between players that lead to individual and collective greatness.
Hope you enjoy the video.