The world of football is evolving at the same pace of the latest scientific discoveries, and the profile of the Performance Analyst is gradually becoming ever more indispensable, to the point where it has become an integral part of a professional’s technical staff. Evaluating and monitoring the single footballer and the whole team’s performances is turning into a pivotal tool for the attainment of high-standard objectives.
"A vision without a strategy remains an illusion.” - Lee Bolman
ESgoal offers the chance of analyzing a single footballer during the whole season – on account of clubs, agents, or even under the same athlete’s request.
Why should a club monitor its own player? To understand if, from a statistic-notational perspective, the club would be better off placing that athlete on the market or, instead, keeping him while focusing on his weak points in order to improve them.
Why should a club monitor and survey multiple reports before making a purchase? To understand if, from a statistic-notational perspective, a footballer actually reflects the market value, and whether his technical-tactical characteristics are suitable or not for the team’s playing philosophy. Let’s suppose that a club is looking for a center-forward: are they sure that a certain profile successfully satisfied given technical-tactical requirements?
Why should an agent monitor his own client? To keep record of a constantly-updated video database – in order to point out the skills, the merits, and the best statistics to those clubs that display some degree of interest, with the aim of increasing the chances of sale the assisted. Furthermore, it would work as a departure point to improve in terms of individual training, and, finally, to improve the footballer’s performance!
"Improve weaknesses is more productive than improve strengths" - The Number Games
Not every club is equipped with a Performance Analyst personnel. This is why many rely clubs on external consultancies that need to be in constant and close contact with the coach – with a view to a long-term planning, building a highly-competitive team, and the achievement of one’s targets.
Why should a club have multiple reports to evaluate its own team? In order to have not just the coach’s opinion, but also external supervision! The aim is then to evaluate the conduct of both the coach and the team and determine whether the team is fully taking advantage of the economic efforts made at the beginning of the season.
“The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.” - Salman Rushdie
Today, analyzing the upcoming opponent is of paramount importance to know on which weak spots to work on during the week. Exploiting video clips of the opposing team, with its individual components, increases footballers’ sense of awareness about the relevance of video sessions and also provides a first-strike advantage ante-match.
" If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle." - The Art of War - Sun Tzu