If you look in the right places, the secrets to Lionel Messi’s greatness reveal themselves.
Great ball players often take a moment in possession – just a half breath – to allow the picture in front of them to shift. The opposition are sucked towards the ball while runs align and space opens up.
Then: PING! Breakthrough.
In Spain, this is known as ‘la pausa’.
You could say that I had a ‘la pausa’ moment while reading Guillem Balague’s biography of Messi recently…
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I’m moving to Berlin. I’ve spent nine months travelling the world and here, at the end of it, I have decided to move to Berlin with my girlfriend. Before we went away, we lived and worked in London, but going back doesn’t appeal. We want to carry on that sense of change and adventure and for that, Berlin ticks a lot of boxes. The rent is significantly better value than in London. There are opportunities in young, exciting companies taking advantage of the cheap office space. We can learn the language together (although she’s got a head start, being half German). It’s bike friendly. You can buy a coffee for the same price as a newspaper. The nightlife. The greenery. World-class cake. Yes, we’re moving to Berlin.