What Xavi and Coquelin Teach Us About Scanning For Space
Every time you turn around these days there’s Xavi Hernandez talking about how great he is at scanning.
“I spent my life searching for it…Where is there space? I was nicknamed ‘the girl from “The Exorcist”‘…there are games where I have rotated my head more than 500 times.” – Xavi
I don’t know about you but this smacks of indecision.
You can watch the video if you like. Or you can take my word for it – Xavi looks around a lot before eventually passing to the guy who was ahead of him.
Frankly, he looks a little bit paranoid-delusional-while-fleeing-the-Feds sort of thing.
Personally, I prefer a guy who scans once and likes what he sees. A guy who can make up his mind. A man like Francis Coquelin.
Rufus Wainwright wrote a song about Francis Coquelin’s loyalty. Give it a listen at the bottom.
It was called ONE MAN GUY – a song about loving one man, Santi Cazorla, and the space he stands in.
It is a veritable paean to commitment (possibly…depending on what paean means…it’s been a while. You look it up. I’m busy writing this blog.)
Like Othello, Coquelin scanned not wisely but too well. He scanned for one man only, Santiago Cazorla, and the space he stood in.
And that whore Xavi Hernandez could learn something from him about decision-making, and, yes, love.