“On the grass” is a new project hosted by Dan Wright. In each show Dan is joined by an expert guest, with the ultimate aim is to share some of their experience and knowledge to help other coaches working in the youth development space
“He had amazing technical skills, he was very fast making decisions and had incredible vision; he had everything we look for in young midfielders.” Note the checklist, it doesn’t focus on his physical attributes: power, pace and size. In a time where football has become quicker, players are taller and more athletic – there was room for “El Ilusionista” (the Illusionist).
The Cruyff turn is one of the most iconic moments in football, it was a creative solution to a problem. In this short clip Johan Cruyff discusses his thought process and how he "outplayed" his opponent, I found this absolutely fascinating.