5 DEFENSE PREJUDICES 2/5

”Fashion is architecture:

it is a matter of proportions.”

– Coco Chanel –

TALL, STRONG PLAYERS ARE GOOD DEFENDERS

On TV, the best defenders are tall and strong, so vice versa it is logical as well: Tall and strong  players are good defenders 

It is true that the best defenders, in addition to being tall and strong, have developed a whole range of abilities that make them that good.

Without these abilities,

tallness and strength are unusable.

What needs to be understood is that tallness and strength help. A tall player is a better defender than a shorter one if their other abilities are equal.

However, a shorter defender is better if they are superior to a tall one in speed, intelligence, tactical literacy etc.