first_imgThiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich player, granted an interview to The Independent in which he reviewed his training at the academy of Barça and also, step by step, as is playing in the midfield of an elite team like the German. “My style is not only due to Barça. There are also things about the idea they have in Brazil about how to play pivot. Barça gives you the philosophy to understand your game. The rest, you learn by the way, “said the Spanish midfielder about his training in La Masía.He advocates as the control in his favorite way to win games and explains, point by point, how to play in the middle of the field. “In the center of the field you don’t have time to know who is on your team. First of all, you have to get an idea of ​​the game: where the spaces are and what players you have nearby. It’s a mix between the panoramic view and knowing your team, “he says.Instinct and how to pass Soccer and stylesThiago likes control. That the party does not go crazy and know how to position themselves to make their teammates better and thus explains where he fits. “For me, there are many styles. You don’t have to control the game, you have to control what you do. Actions that you have well trained and execute in the best possible way before the opponent. That is having control. If they are long balls, you have to control how you play them. You dominate through execution and make every play with the goal in mind. For me, that is control, that everything you train you can carry out “, sentence 6.Although for the fan they are the most fun games, for him, the crazy games are the worst to play and enjoy on the field. “In the qualifiers there should not be too many goals. Everything is decided in small details and awarding goals is dangerous. I don’t like crazy parties. I like pretty games where everything goes exactly according to plan. It can be a 2-1 or a 4-3, but with control. The moment everything gets out of control, you go into madness. Nothing under control. That’s when you only live the game with maximum effort but with minimal control “, adds in addition to praising Ajax last season. “This is how I would like to play,” he says.Concentration and pressureThe physicist, the talent but also the mentality is key to trinfar in the elite and Thiago points out the concentration as a key factor at the highest level. “All the coaches I’ve had here and at Barça ask for more intensity and concentration. The same to train than to play. With some trainers, the training was more lights but with Pep it was pure concentration, “he says.The media highlights his ambition for the Champions League and takes pressure off. “We go season by season. The Champions League is my goal. I don’t feel pressure. It’s football If you told me that I have to operate someone … that’s pressure. But not play football. “ The midfielder position is very special for Thiago and, above all, instinctive. “You acquire instinct when playing midfielder and you know where to pass the ball. After years of experience, it comes naturally. You have to understand who you give the ball to, if it is right-handed, left-handed and how it will move. If the defense is high and you want to open the game you have to play fast. You have to read the player and the play. I think that for each team to understand the intensity of the pass is essential. In addition to each pass is specific to the game and the play, “said the midfielder.About the recipients of their passes, it is clear, the style matters more than the name. “You don’t think of names. You think what kind of player he is. You interpret it as if it were chess: where he moves and you have to know where to move, “he says.last_img read more