Apr 30, 2008

Joël Che recently wrote an article on Arsenal Mania about what the current Arsenal team lacks. He compares the current squad to the ‘Invincibles’ squad of 2004 that went the whole season unbeaten. The main point of the article is that “Counter-attacking is by far the best and most lethal form of attacking.” and that the current squad has lost the speed of counter-attacks that the previous team had.

And I’ve got to agree with him. On both counts. But the one I want to emphasize more is his general point.

Counter-attacking is by far the best and most lethal form of attacking.

This is true in any sport, I think. I’d even go as far as saying it’s true in any venture. You might not be the most skillful, but if you can handle pressure and react quickly, you’ll go far.

How fast are you able to respond from being under pressure?