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Topic subjectRE: Yes. Staff, Nutrition, facilities, all of that matters.
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2755173, RE: Yes. Staff, Nutrition, facilities, all of that matters.
Posted by jrocc, Wed Jan-12-22 10:45 PM
>A lot of these African nations are ruled by incompetent or
>governments, and the people of those African nations
>don’t have the amenities and resources to have fruitful
>lives. So you
>think the teams of those nations are going to be able to
>against the French and Germans?

if we're talking club teams ... of course not. as far as national teams i feel like it should be a little closer than it is.

>England, France, Italy, and Spain have the best soccer leagues
>in the world.
>The leagues in African countries are terribly run and
>supported. Do you
>see the top African players in the world playing in those
>Hell no.
>But you see top Spanish players playing in Spain, or top
>English players
>playing in England. Those countries are rich, so their leagues
>and national
>teams are rich in resources and support.
>Lack of financial resources, lack of organization, and lack of
>support are why
>those African countries can’t compete at the highest of
>levels. From the weak
>coaches, from the weak trainers, from the weak faculties,
>there is huge drop off
>compared to the European pro clubs that those African players
>play for.....HUGE.
>And it takes way more than talent to win. You should know
>that. Coaching/Scheme/
>and training are the most important factors. Frank Lampard had
>a Ferrari of a team,
>and was trash as hell. Tuchel took over that same team and won
>the CL in less than
>6 months....also see MU. Italy doesn’t have the most
>talented players in comparison
>to Belgium or France, and they dominated the Euro cup....why?
> Coaching/scheme/
>training/ discipline.
>African countries lack all that above.

i guess i get what you're saying in general. but like i mentioned in the other reply about Senegal. every player on their squad just about plays in top level leagues and top clubs. they don't have any players playing in Senegalese leagues. seems kinda odd that they get such high level training at their pro clubs and then can't seem to produce when they come together for their national team. even if they don't have the best coaches and facilities, the drop off shouldn't be that bad right?

of course i'm saying this as someone who knows little to nothing about African national teams outside of AFCON highlights and cheering for them at the WC every 4 years. i just find all of this fascinating.