Given they won La Liga and the Champions League last season, Real Madrid are obviously doing something right in training.
While they can rely on the brilliance of the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale on the pitch, Los Blancos’ backroom staff are also among the best in the world, meaning the players have access to the best preparation possible.
And one Real Madrid coach has given an insight into how the players are tracked and analysed using GPS systems in training ahead of the new season.
Statistics and data are becoming increasingly important in helping professional football clubs get an edge over their opponents, where any little advantage can go a long way to securing a positive results.
But statistics without context are as good as useless, and we’re told how Madrid’s backroom team interpret the data they collect, and how it helps them prepare the players for a long season.
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Basically naming obscure betting companies.
Dumbarton almost signed Johan Cruyff.
“I hope he’s not better than me” – Roberto Carlos.
It is now ridiculously tight.
Yes, Mick McCarthy shouting “f*ck off” makes it.
You didn’t even blink at this Lionel Messi assist.
A class act from Danny Rose.
Anthony Martial can dribble. His best this season?
Some brilliant insight from the Man Utd legend.
This is just phenomenal.