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Drills to work on High Pressure

Intro In this topic, we will approach the importance and possible benefits of a good and organized high pressure. Is not easy to play 90 minutes pressuring on the opponent’s half, but in some moments of the game, it can make the difference. This is the kind of game situation where you don’t need extremely […]

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My opinion – by Rui Oliveira

Motivation for success   Success! Word that means “Being successful at something”! In sporting terms, I think we can divide success in four different roads: Those who make a sports career with dedication as good athletes of their favorite sport, but without titles or financial gains; Those with talent, but that can’t achieve either sports […]

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Soccer training drills – Core training in 1 foot

In soccer it’s necessary to master a set of motor skills, and for that a functionally strong core – capable of generating mechanical anchorage alongside hip movements regardless of the speed, is required. To achieve such responsiveness, we have to adapt accordingly, working on the dynamic stabilization of the trunk while the extremities produce movement.    What are the typical efforts in […]

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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim has been one of the biggest surprises in European football. Until recently, they were the only unbeatable team in Europe and currently, they are fighting for a Champions League spot in Bundesliga. All this while being led by Julian Nagelsmann, the youngest coach in Bundesliga history. Nagelsmann, 29 years old, is managing Hoffenheim […]

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Fluminense FC

2016  was an emotional year for the “Tricolor” fans. After a terrible startup at Campeonato Carioca, with only 2 victories, a draw and 3 defeats, coach Eduardo Batista was dismissed from office on February 25. The experienced Levir Culpi replaced him, leading Fluminense to win the Primeira Liga 2016 in less than two months, a competition with clubs from Minas […]

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Juventus FC – Game model

Juventus FC and AC Milan faced each other in the quarter-finals of Coppa Italia, which can be seen as a rematch of the Supercoppa that Milan won in penalties. This time it was Juventus who came out laughing with a 2-1 win that took them to the semi final against Napoli. This was a very different […]

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Scouting Report – Amadou Diawara

Recently elected for the best 11 born after 1997 by the italian periodic “Gazzetta dello Sport”, Amadou Diawara, 19 years old, plays an important role in the Napoli midfield. Coming from Bologna, the African born in Guinea Conakry has already 19 games this season in Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League. Usually plays as defensive midfielder, […]

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TSV 1860 München

With three official matches for TSV 1860 München, the Portuguese manager has 2 defeats and 1 victory, having being eliminated from the German Cup by the 3rd division sensation team, Lotte, that also left behind Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen. Despite the poor results so far, Vítor Pereira is a man of convictions, persisting on bringing […]

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