Soccer is a way of life for me, and I may be bias when I say some of these things, but hopefully it will give some of those non-soccer fans a better understanding of why we deserve some more credit for the game we love and play.
As a soccer player, I know that the sport, as well as its athletes, can be belittled, or even forgotten at times. Usually people are more concerned with baseball, basketball, or of course, football.
Football is the United States’ most popular sport, without a doubt. Everyone recognizes NFL, SEC, and BCS even if they don’t follow football. People may recognize the World Cup, but probably not UEFA EURO, unless they are die hard soccer fans. Unless you’ve played the game, or at least understand the aspects of it, it is hard for anyone to truly recognize the talent it takes to play the game.
I know people that say football athletes are superior than those that play soccer, which I find highly insulting. Soccer athletes are just as talented, if not more talented than football athletes.
Football just seems simple to me, especially when it comes to the mentalพนันเว็บ ufabet มือถือ aspect of the game, compared to soccer. Two teams go out on the field, make a play from a book that has been practiced, tackle each other, and try to get the ball to the other end by throwing or running it.
Soccer is different. You don’t just pick a play out of a book and run it. Sure, there are certain things that you plan in advanced before game time or during halftime, but there is no set way of playing the game. Soccer is a nonstop game that is very fast paced, which makes it difficult to specifically plan what you are going to do. It is the players’ responsibility as a whole to change as they see the game changing. There are no breaks or time outs, unless it is halftime or if someone is injured, which brings me to my next point.