That’s it, a save by Buffon or a goal by Messi, are not just technical end-to-themselves gestures, they are also a representation tool for a much longer and articulated process. The origin of those final executions must be looked for in the thought that triggers the final action.
All the great coaches, from Mourinho to Bielsa, from Ancelotti to Guardiola, are philosophers and directors, who have to face on the field differing tactical ideas, and nonetheless they must focus their attention on achieving their common goal: the benefit of the team. In order to coexist in a team, everybody’s absolute priority must be the acceptance of a rule system, just like for living in a civil society.
As we mentioned above, on one hand these rules limit individual freedom, on the other they guarantee the survival of the individual within the group, and the survival of the group itself.
Real freedom is to choose self-limitation.