With the five changes and the physical requirement that is foreseen to decide the season, the players with a secondary role will be key. "You have won the psychological issue with them," says Pablo Machn
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The coronavirus crisis has allowed more than one injured, such as Luis Surez or Eden Hazard to arrive in time (and full) for the outcome of LaLiga. That a few were able to erase the physical problems that the party load, back in March, made it more difficult to forget. Lase lvaro Morata . Or that others, such as Marco Asensio may have minutes after overcoming a long-term loss. However, for a large group of footballers from all over Spain, their reality will change during this tight final exprs. From now on, with the possibility of making five changes, with the overload of matches (all decisive), with the high temperatures or with the set-up that, perhaps, would have required some more week, the concept of substitute may that floated before the pandemic required a few semantic tweaks.
What footballers want is to play and feel partakers in successes. They are already convinced, because the best persuasion is the facts. And now they will have more opportunities, points to EL MUNDO the technician Pablo Machn who awaits the restart of the competition from his home in Girona. You have earned the psychological theme, since the player feels part of the competition. The most important thing is physical preparation to withstand repeated efforts, but also recovery and rest, added who has directed Girona, Seville or Spain.
In a similar line, although with nuances, An active footballer who was part of one of the greats of LaLiga in this last decade moves. It all depends on the intelligence and ambition of the footballer. And, mainly, of his mental strength. The substitutes come out better or worse depending on what the master transmits to them and the confidence that he offers them, he points out. When you are on the bench, you must be smart and patient, knowing that your opportunity can appear at any time. The problem is that many substitutes do not have that mentality. They think that they do not receive the confidence they deserve. In this aspect, the coach is key. And remember that there are also circumstances, beyond football, that can condition these players.
Deciphering what goes through the head of someone accustomed to being part of the bench and, above all, giving them a boost of self-esteem, can be decisive for the 11 days that lie ahead. The coach must keep the substitute player alive for the remainder of the season. You can't leave it forgotten on the bench until you need it. It should make everyone feel part of the team and know that they can be counted on at any time, points out Alejo Garca-Naveira ( @Alejo_GNaveira ), a sports psychologist who has worked in the Atlantic and Almera.
The player has to believe in him and work to be a starter. Being mentally strong, improving and improving in each training session to make it difficult for the master, deepens, adding another factor to consider these days: The role of the psychologist is very important to detect how your fears and personal circumstances are about what we are living with. crisis.
For the Bulgarian Ludogorets physical trainer, Ivn Daz Infantes the matter reveals one more edge. During the course, who were incumbents and who were substitutes were defined. So you have to do more psychological than physical work to change that, says the Spanish technician.
The method of Zidane and Simeone
Each coach has his method. Three years ago (2017), Zidane tied up a League, before winning his second Champions League at Real Madrid, keeping many of his staff connected with rotations. And since his arrival at Atlético (2011), Simeone has always insisted on the importance of the quality of the minutes over the quantity: a player can become decisive without being a starter. Precisely the Argentine has used the most footballers so far -30-, of which only 11 have played more than 1,200 minutes.
However, there is a question that has been floating for a long time: who benefits most? Have five changes and have more players whose role was initially secondary? Big teams can benefit more, because they have more means and better footballers. There are some thoroughbred who are physically gifted and used to playing three games a week. For them the change will not be as great as for others who are not used to it. In a way, the greats are going to continue doing what they used to do, Machn maintains. The big team can take advantage of having better players on the bench to unbalance the game. And the most humble can also give rest so that the wear is less, the footballer completes this newspaper. On Thursday, at Sevilla-Betis in Snchez-Pizjun we will begin to know who is more right. And if the substitute concept is no longer pejorative.
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