As some of you may know, I have recently written an article for These Football Times on one of my footballing heroes, Juan Manuel Lillo. For me, he is one of the most inspirational and innovative characters in modern football. He is not only considered one of the founding fathers of positional play, but he founded it in a way which went against the current of football at that time.
During the process of writing my Lillo homage, I exhaustively researched his ideas through interviews, articles, and essays, to better understand the man that has been so influential to how football is played today. Naturally, in my research I came across countless concepts regarding positional play. This led me down the rabbit hole of the ambiguity that is ‘Juego de Posicion’.
During my time in Spain, I have studied and worked with some brilliant coaches who are proponents of positional…
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