2019 has been flooded with magnificent shots, goals, and saves. After watching the Champions League final match on June 1st, it’s hard not to consider Liverpool as one of the fittest soccer teams in Europe.
We will share a short list of teams for people to see if fitness conditioning and winning titles are related to one another.
The now 6-times UEFA Champions League-winner, Liverpool, has shown it’s one of the strongest teams in the Premier League throughout the entire 2018-2019 season.
Although Jurgen Klopp is one of the most demanding coaches in UEFA, he has proved he knows how to make his players get in shape over the years.
Liverpool and Klopp are doing everything they can to get players in shape by performing weighted sprint runs and harsh workout routines. This will help players to play like the coach likes to: high-pressure straight-forward soccer with fast runners who know how, when, and where to shoot the ball.
Another Premier League team currently showing how fit its players are on the soccer field is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. The team won this season’s Premier League title, with Liverpool as a close second contender, and showed its overall fitness conditioning level is still as high as it can get under Guardiola’s watch.
As if we were in front of an FC Barcelona franchise, Manchester City’s coach love to make his players practice drills, restricted-space movements, turn-a-rounds, and accurate passes between them to imprint his signature ‘tiki-taka’ play style.
France National Team
The current World Cup-winner, France, is flooded with tall, strong, and fast players who make the team look like a soccer-oriented machine. The average height in France’s national team is 1,81 m, with N’Golo Kanté being the smallest at 1,68 m and Steven N’zonzi being the tallest at 1,95 m.
The entire game strategy for France relies on Antoine Griezman, a man with lots of mental skills to understand the game and a good amount of physical prowess to play properly. He likes to move between lines by winning the opponents’ back on the soccer field.
Although innate skills are important for soccer players to win, a great fitness conditioning program is key if boosting those innate skills is their number one priority. Learn from pro players and step up your game by training the same way they do.