How to Watch Soccer

How to Watch Soccer Author Ruud Gullit
ISBN-10 0143130749
ISBN-13 9780143130741
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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For Americans new to European soccer terms like false striker double accordion or moving trios need Mr Gullits expert explications Wall Street JournalAn opinionated masterclass in the art and science of reading a match from one of professional soccers most respected and beloved international figures Ruud Gullit knows better than anyone else that to understand soccer you have to understand strategy When he started playing soccer his only strategy was to get the ball outrun everyone else to the other end of the field and score At first it served him well but as he advanced through the sport he learned that it takes much more than speed to make a winning team He worked his way from the Dutch junior leagues all the way to the legendary AC Milan eventually retiring from the field to be a trainer then a manager and finally a commentator Each step came with its own lessons and its own unique perspective on the game Having looked at soccer through just about every lens possible Gullit is now sharing his own perspective Most spectators simply watch the ball but in How to Watch Soccer Gullit explains how to watch the whole game He shows how every part of a match from formations to corner kicks all the way down to what the players do to influence the referees is important And he uses his own vast experience to illustrate each point so his lessons are filled with anecdotes from his years on the field and insights from his observations as a manager and commentator This exhaustive guide will change the way even the most die hard fan watches the beautiful game

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