5 DEFENSE PREJUDICES 4/5

WE RECEIVED LESS THAN 23 GOALS,

SO WE PLAY A GOOD DEFENCE

“Statistics are like bikinis.

What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

– Aaron Levenstein –

No.

Just as it is possible to play good defence and receive 30+ goals, it is also possible to receive 22 goals in a game in which we do not play good defence.

The path to this is simple:

Both teams play extremely slowly.

Both teams play extremely inaccurately.

If both teams had 45 attacks and the opponent had 15 technical errors, and we received 22 goals, we played a worse defence than in a game with 60+ attacks and 8 rival technical errors in which we received 35 goals.