We have all travelled a path.
That path has an impact on how we see the game. We are affected by all our experiences along the way.
It’s also true that everyone has a matrix – an idea set in our minds – but we shape it as we have new experiences.
Everything began for me as it normally does with children. Running with a ball at my feet – in the street, at school, on the beach. That rudimentary game – when we are with the ball and our friends – is the birth of passion for football.
Then we notice a key aspect of the game – its competitiveness. Everyone wants to win, and the appetite for winning increases with time.
However, with maturity comes an interest in how to win. If in childhood what matters is winning, later we pay attention to aesthetics – the way to build the desired result.
I was 11 when I started playing for a club. From then on, the organisation of the game started to play out in my head. Football became more organised, but without too much complexity. That comes with professionalism.