10 reasons to play f u t s a l .
Roberto Martinez about f u t s a l .
"Futsal was crucial in my career, to shape the kind of football player I was. This discipline does not compete with football: it is complementary. Futsal is about playing fast and one-touch football. If you look at the technical and tactical side of the game, it's a great learning experience: you have to react quickly, you're often called upon, and there are a lot of one-on-one duels. In today's football, you have less and less space, so having practised futsal is very beneficial."
"In futsal, I picked up specific technical skills. It also really improved my reaction time. In terms of footing and balance, too, futsal teaches you a lot. And most importantly, you learn to be very clinical in front of goal."
Wissam Ben Yedder
"During my childhood in Portugal, all we played was futsal," he said. The small playing area helped me improve my close control, and whenever I played futsal I felt free. If it wasn't for futsal, I wouldn't be the player I am today."
“Futsal had a massive influence on me when I was growing up. It’s a very demanding game and it really helped to develop my technique, speed of thought, and ability to perform moves in tight spaces. I think futsal is a fundamental part of a footballer’s life.”
“When I started to train in my first football club I had really advanced fundamentals. I started by playing futsal, that in my opinion is where all players should begin, because you learn so much with reduced space, you learn to manipulate the ball, close control, interaction with other players…”