ESPZEN SS Black 's Match Report
A really good performancce from the team.
As a group we have been working a lot on playing out from the back to maintain possession of the ball. Key to this is movement off the ball, and movement in tandem with teammates. This is something the team demonstrated really well. As a result, they were able to receive and play forward and create constant problems for the opponents.
Individually the players have been tasked with being creative and a freedom to express themselves. This was a task that the players certainly took to and showed some fantastic skills. The environment our younger players develop in, must allow for creativity and ownership, right now the players are responding well to having that freedom and encouragement to go and be creative and unpredictable. At first, with everything when you try something for the first time, it doesn't look great and mistakes will happen, but this is all part of the learning curve, and they will learn from these earlier challenges and have a greater development as a result. The players are now in the phase in which they are beginning to truly acquire new skills, and will continue to do so because we asking them to play with no fear.
Captain for the day, Adrien, who was a constant threat throughout picked Oliver as his man of the match, citing Oliver's 1v1 ability and finishing as the main reasons. Well done you two!