Master of Control
By MortazaviBlog on Apr 24, 2006
In sports, as in business, good control demands a great deal of dedicated practice. Consistency requires expert mastery.
Today, over lunch I was talking to a Milanese friend about business, sports and the upcoming game between Milan and Barcelona.
When talking about Barcelona, one cannot help pointing to Ronalndinho, the master of control.
Just a few days ago, my daughter Yasmine asked me to watch this piece of video where Ronaldinho practices his skills in a rather dramatic show. He controls the ball at the 18 meter (yards) and bounces the ball back and forth to himself off the horizontal bar several times in a row. This is no simple feat.
While watching the game on TV would demonstrate the skill level of players as individuals, watching this particular game at the stadium made Ronaldinho's contributions as a team leader quite clear to me. Not only is he a superb player, he is also a great and energetic team leader.
[Addendum: My younger daughter, Negin, notes that she did help her sister Yasmine to show me this other video showing a child Ronaldinho playing in-door soccer.]