Watching soccer on TV should be fun because it is a time where you get to see the best players in the world on display. No better feeling to see your team beat their rivals, or a big game to win the championship. Whatever it is, soccer is a blast to watch on TV.
Now that you’re a student of the game and want to take your game to the next level, that will require you sometimes to watch soccer from a different perspective.
You now have to watch the game from the lens of a student. The game now is your textbook, and every moment you watch, you’re currently studying individuals, as well as teams formations and different styles of play. Here are the two points you need to focus on when watching soccer:
1. Watch a player in your particular spot
Watching a player in your position is most important when it comes to learning when you watch on TV. It is more beneficial for you to view the player that plays your position than someone who doesn't. I believe this because you want to learn what you can do in certain positions. You want to learn what kind of technique that player posses in that position. You want to learn the runs they make; you want to learn what they do in specific scenarios so when you're in the same situation, you can take everything you've learned and applied it. It still requires you to put in the work off the field. Just by watching you won't be able to do what is on display unless you're showing up early to practice and leaving late. No excuses if you want to be a standout player.