There are soccer players who affect more games more often than any other players. These players are refered to as playmakers. The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabergas, Luka Modric and Xavi Hernandes have the ability to make incredible passes and create magical plays that win their team many games. So where do you even begin when trying to figure out a way to stop these players?
Pressure. Coping with it is one of the most difficult things to master. It is especially difficult to deal with in big games, as Goalden’s own Phil talks about here. In soccer, it often turns players who are really good in practice, into players who choke in the game…they simply can’t produce. Pressure will force you to make decisions that you otherwise wouldn’t in a normal state of mind/body.