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What gave Xavi Hernandez and Andrea Pirlo an edge on the rest? The secret to his vision

What made players such as Andrea Pirlo, Xavi and Frank Lampard so good?

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Originally published in Skysports, 2017 by Ben Littleton

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What made players such as Andrea Pirlo, Xavi and Frank Lampard so good? In an extract from his new book Edge: What Business Can Learn From Football, Ben Lyttleton details the secrets of their success...

Dr Geir Jordet is a Norwegian professor of psychology who played football for lower-league side Strommen IF. He wrote his Master's thesis and PhD on the role of vision, perception and anticipation in elite-level performance: in short, the areas of performance where psychology can directly affect the outcome on the pitch. He has analysed Ajax players, shared his findings with the Ajax staff and works as a consultant to Cruyff Football. He will teach me about the art of decision-making.

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