By popping on a virtual reality headset, the Manchester City defender can, as many times as he likes, put himself back into the game at Anfield earlier this season where Salah danced past him to score and practise how to stop it from happening at the Etihad. Or he could train against a 110 per cent version of Salah, potentially making the real player easier to keep quiet by comparison.
Tools available to the Blues as part of the partnership they have with Rezzil
Training drills were clearly important during the epidemic, when the squad was forced to practice alone at their houses, but they may also be used to help players recover from injuries, since they can imitate technique and measure relative sharpness. There’s also the topic of analysis, which allows players and coaches to dissect game film to figure out how to better in the future.
Drills were obviously vital during the pandemic, when the team was forced to practice alone at their homes, but they may also be utilized to assist players recover from injuries, since they can mimic technique and gauge relative sharpness. There’s also the subject of analysis, which allows players and coaches to study game footage in order to improve in the future.
“It just makes it easy to comprehend why a player made a decision.” It alleviates some of the tensions between players and coaches by allowing coaches to understand why a player took a particular decision. Let’s suppose Marcus Rashford is racing towards you at 37km/h on the screen; it doesn’t appear to be that quick, but if you’re Laporte and you make a blunder, there’s a lot happening on and a lot for a player to take in.
City’s head of performance analysis was quick to grasp how useful the technology could be
City’s head of performance analysis was quick to see the technology’s potential, and analysts talking with coaches in the dugout during matches is now commonplace across the Premier League. As video analysis – both live and retrospective – has become more important at the top level of the game, it should come as no surprise that virtual reality is catching up.
That greater understanding of the game has resulted in a sport that is far more compassionate and empathic than it was even a decade ago, with an arm around their shoulder proving far more effective with today’s players than the type of knocking down that worked so well for managers like Jose Mourinho previously.