Swansea's U18s have been hailed for an 'amazing golazo' against Leeds United after an unbroken 32-pass move which saw all 11 players touch the ball.
Here is selection of the reaction (some people seemed to be confused about the team they were playing) to the 'tiki taka' goal which can watched above.
Team Golazo! Swansea’s U18s string together 32 uninterrupted passes involved all 11 players before scoring v Fulham http://t.co/UiNO4q0GUi
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) November 1, 2013
This is great: Swansea U18s score against Fulham with a 32-pass move. Shows the value of possession & patience http://t.co/a6svLQYohQ
— Reuben Lewis (@rlewisafc) November 1, 2013
Now we love a glorious goal here at Early Doors but this one is just not doing it for us.
The reasons we are not so excited?
- Almost all the passes were awful back-and-forths between the back four
- The Leeds team look unable to tackle properly
- The move didn't pull the defence apart and allow a silky goal through the middle, like the great tiki taka goals should.
- In the end the goal was only scored in old fashioned method: one player got bored, booted it out to a wide man, who ran down the wing and slogged in a cross, which someone happened to meet with his head.
In conclusion we feel this is symptomatic of the complete misunderstanding shown about tiki taka football.
Coaches now teaching kids to pass the ball pointlessly at the expense of more important skills, despite the fact that at the top level the Bundesliga has already shown how tiki taka sides can be cut to pieces by a team focusing on dynamic movement, direct attacks and razor-sharp counters.
Alternatively maybe we just woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and we should be praising these young lads for keeping it on the deck?
What do you think? Amazing team golazo or underwhelming? Leave your thoughts below.