Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Player performance metrics: time to reconsider our approach!

There are different performance metrics but most of them are looking at football performance in a fragmented way. For instance, match running distance at different speeds is considered as an important index, sometimes without taking into consideration the match context (player's position, opposition performance etc). 

Also, it seems that some actions, very decisive for the team performance, are not properly evaluated. As an example, in one moment in last night's match Bayern Munich striker defended very effectively against Ronaldo (at 6th minute of the match, match highlights here ). 

How would you rate an attacker's performance doing fantastic work while team is defending? Is it time to reconsider our approach and integrate physical performance  with technical and tactical data? Your thoughts?

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