So much truth! Well said, +KICKTV
Soccer is a team sport. Individuals shine because of the team around them. +Real Madrid C.F.
's policy of just buying up individuals instead of building a team is why they're embarrassing themselves right now.
Same principle goes for the "great" Cristiano Ronaldo... he's an individual who dances around like a jackass and who scores place kicks but doesn't play the team game very well at all. Plus he dives like Greg Louganis.
This is why I dislike Real and Ronaldo.
And this is why I love +FC Barcelona
. Their whole style is built around a rock solid team dynamic -- awareness, ball movement, patience. Of course tiki-taka has its weaknesses, but it's so beautiful to watch.
... and same idea for Messi. He's a hard working team player that doesn't dive (in fact he generally ignores the fouls against him and plays the whistle), he sets up team mates for goals. Remember last week when Neymar offered him the penalty kick because of the goal race, but he gave it back to Neymar? Pure class.
... but I could go on forever about the beautiful game... #realmadrid #barcelona #ronaldo #messi #soccer #futbol