In the 1970 World Cup semi-final, Brazil played Uruguay. Pele was playing and this was one of the most talked about moments in the game:
I think there’s much to learn from this clip and the approach of Pele. If you knew very little about football, hadn’t heard of Pele and just saw this – you might think Pele was a pretty poor footballer for missing the goal. However, Brazil went on to win this game, and then beat Italy in the final – with Pele being key to this. Although he missed the goal, the dummy beforehand was a moment of brilliance. Pele scored 1283 goals in his career. He was a remarkable player.
So what is there to learn from this?
- In the same way as making a judgement about Pele as a football player, based on this miss, would be a nonsense, so is making a judgement about a…
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