FAST BREAK: Conclusion
In the Final Match of the WOMEN’S EHF Champions League, Gyori scored 3 goals from a fast break during the first half.
The most important thing: These are easy goals.
A clear advantage of this style of playing is the number of goals, but what we can’t see is the effect it has on the Rostov Don team.
With every goal they feel more pressure.
They don’t have time to celebrate scored goals, and they are used to it.
They don’t have time to comfortably switch the offence with the defence.
They don’t have time to rest after scoring because they need to rush back to defence.
Instead of focusing on the style of play of their defence, they focus on stopping the fast break.
In addition, psychological pressure is growing, they are running at maximum speed into their defence positions even when unnecessary, they might waste time and energy discussing fast attacks during half-time, instead of focusing on their offence tactics.
They don’t feel comfortable and while some consequences may not be immediately apparent,
they also make passing mistakes in attacks,
attempt unreasonable shots
and slow down their own game due to fatigue.
A team that feels confident in this style of play goes through the opposite psycho-physical process.
Their confidence is growing,
They have time to celebrate scored goals because they are used to it.
They have time to comfortably switch the offence with the defence.
They have time to rest after scoring because they don’t need to rush back to defence.
They can focus on the style of play of their defence, because they don’t focus on stopping the fast break.
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