The Kids Are Alright - football

The Kids Are Alright



The case for trusting the youngsters I don?t have astronomical talent ? at anything, really, and certainly not at any sort of athletic endeavor. So I can?t pretend to know how difficult it is to stay at peak competitive levels after reaching the pinnacle of your sport. I imagine it must be hard to keep putting in Herculean effort when you?ve already become one of the best in the world and won everything there is to win. God knows I eased up in my own piano practicing after a few measly competitions.
On the other hand, I wasn?t making millions of dollars off of my ability to tinkle the ivories. I suspect that if I was, I might have had a tad bit more motivation to stay in tip top form. Who knows, though - maybe after the first 50 million and ten first place finishes my devotion to the task may have waned and left me looking like Real Madrid?s admittedly tired but also decidedly mediocre looking midfield and forward lines. The word that continually comes to mind when watching recent games (or at least the most family friendly of such words) is complacency. I see it when Toni Kroos? movement looks nonchalant rather than simply effortless as in years past. I pull my hair out watching Bale unenthusiastically jog up the field with the ball only to turn around and lay it off laterally. I bear disgusted witness when Benzema sends tame effort after tame effort at the opponent?s goal. And that?s not even touching on Modric, whose poor form I firmly believe is down to his exer...
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