Most teams have a football pattern that any real fan will spot within a glimpse of an eye. However, if you have no football experience it is almost impossible to identify similarities in game structure and the way the players move, pass the balls, dribble and try to score.
According to experts the football pattern results from quality training and analytical thinking. When a player masters the technique and uses personal experience or knowledge on the field, the benefits extend to the entire team. Moreover, the foot ball pattern is not something performed individually, since it involves lots of ability and unity in the football formation.
The way the team colleagues work together is developed during trainings, and the coach has the great responsibility of making trainees learn the pattern and respond to it properly according to the individual position assignment. The real mastery of the football pattern comes in time and involves a constant evolution. Thus, competing teams often study the opponents’ strategies to understand where the strength or the weakness comes from, where the attack is at its highest or where it lacks in intensity. The entire team has a contribution to the making of the football pattern as it is not the merit of one individual alone.
An amateurish player face difficulties in developing a real football pattern, but for hobby playing it is not even important to have great skills. Most of the time players stick to a certain way of moving on the field and do little in the direction of changing something in their play. This can sometimes be a problem for the success on the field, but since we are not talking about professional achievements, things are definitely not very pressing. Therefore, the foot- ball pattern is not an objective in itself when playing for sheer personal pleasure.
All in all, the football pattern remains a major attribute of team playing particularly in professional leagues and championships. Although not easy to identify and characterize by an untrained eye, it is an inherent part of the training standards specific to every team. Any coach will do his/her best to make all the players contribute to the creation of a good football pattern that can win goals or points and bring the success of the team. Yet, sometimes, changes in the football pattern are necessary particularly when the results are not the expected ones.
From the moment Luis Suarez’s signature graced the pages of his 5-year contract with FC Barcelona, fans have been anxiously anticipating the lift of his ban and his first touch of the ball in an official game, and, as luck would have it, that moment may grace the grounds of the Bernabeu during the first Clasico of the season. But with the pressure mounting the shoulders of the Uruguayan striker, will he be able to live up to the expectations that have already been set so high?
Suarez joined FC Barcelona halfway through the summer transfer season and was immediately targeted as the Catalan’s best new signing. Many believed that his recent controversy during the 2014 World Cup was going to overshadow the spectacular form that he ended his Liverpool career with, however, the opposite has actually been the case. His arrival at the club has restored the fans with a renewed sense of victory, and the knowledge that more titles are in Barcelona’s future.
The Golden Boot winner is an incredibly evolved striker. Never at any point during his time as a professional footballer has he scored less than ten goals in a season. Furthermore, Suarez has topped the goal scoring charts in both the Eredivisie and Premier Leagues with 35 goals in the 2009/10 season and 31 in the 2013/14 season, respectively, the latter of which tied him with Cristiano Ronaldo as the top European goal scorer.
Fortunately for Barcelona, the Uruguayan isn’t simply a striker. His tenacity for penetrating spaces, beating defenders, and creating goal-scoring chances will help him fall right into place within the Blaugrana front line. That, along with his speed and physical presence, will add a new dynamic that los cules are not normally known for.
Yet, with all of this talent at his disposal, Suarez’s true skills lie in his ability to play in any forward position and effectively hit the back of the net from almost any distance.
When all is said and done, Suarez, along with four-time Balon D’Oro winner Messi and Brazilian captain Neymar, will quickly be able to wreak havoc in the La Liga standings, and, possibly more important than winning the league, rival the attacking prowess of Real Madrid’s B.B.C. with a South American N.M.S.
Whatever the outcome, the acquisition of Luis Suarez, Barca’s new number 9, is a move the club, and its fans, will relish for years to come.
By: Edgar Mendoza