DEFENSE OF PLAYER ON FAR POST.... HOW MUCH IS IMPORTANT NOT LOOSE VISUAL REFERENCE OF THE BALL?
I am watching lots of matches of Euro cup even if i am in a training camp with China National Team, keeping myself updated and watching one of the highest level futsal competition of the world is a good reason to stay awake in night.
Also this year Italy hasn't reached the semifinal, a position that i think and especially wish, must be a target for the 'Divisione Calcio a 5' for the next edition; but this is not the reason while im writing. The game vs. Kazakhstan was compromised by 2 individual mistakes on the first 2 goals and then a superb Higuita made the rest.
On the first 2 goals, we can see how Italian players, lost completely the view of the oppoent, giving the back to the ball, focusing only on the opponent... with a result of 2 goals on the passive. Of course on the 2 goals scored by Kazakhstan there is a very big responsibility of Italian keeper too.... but i want to focus on this defensive details
In my experience i think that in every case there is a lost of one of the 2 parameters, the ball or the oppoent, it becomes a very difficult situation to menage for the defender, so especially in the situation of 1v1 in side, where the defender is passed, the defender of the player of far poste is in a position where keep the correct body orientation is not easy.
I recommend my players to try to keep body contact with attacker, using hands in a smart way, but continue to be focused on the ball while keeping contact.
What do you think? Do you agree?