From the publisher:
Through extensive interviews with one player in every key position on and off the pitch, Grant Wahl (Sports Illustrated) breaks down the technical and tactical revolution that has transformed football.
- Manuel Neuer explains how he invented the sweeper keeper role
- Vincent Kompany reveals how to outfox Messi and outmuscle Zlatan
- Xabi Alonso shares the ingredients of the perfect pass
- Chicharito explores the art of finding space inside the penalty box
- Christian Pulisic dissects the decision-making behind his dribbles
- Roberto Martinez describes the analysis underpinning his attacking philosophy
- Michael Zorc breaks down Borussia Dortmund’s Moneyball model
Wahl sits down with each of these world-class talents to analyse hours of game footage, gaining insights that only those at the top of the sport can offer. The result is a complete picture of modern football, from the boot room to the board room.
Grant Wahl is American sports journalist who is best known for having been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a correspondent for Fox Sports.