Where Champions Learn

The ability to think and assess on the soccer field is key to success at the highest levels of the game.

Arsene Wenger on Intelligence:

“The common denominator of successful teams is that the players are intelligent. They can analyze a problem and find a solution. The common denominator of a top level person is that they can objectively assess their performance. You speak to a player after the game and ask him to rate his performance and if he analyzes well, you know he is the sort who will drive home thinking, “I did this wrong, I did that wrong.” His assessment will be correct and, next time, he will rectify it. That player has a chance.”