VIDEO: How Daley Blind helped Germany win the World Cup

Edwin Van der Sar’s heroics against Chelsea in the 2008 Champions League final is remembered greatly for being a sensational anecdote within the realms of modern football, which places so much of focus on practice and technicalities.

But in the video below, renowned football writer/analysts Simon Kuper unravels a fantastic story on how the Daley Blind played a crucial part in Germany’s World Cup triumph last July. Yes, a Dutchman helped the Germans win it.

Some of the German football analysts reportedly classified Blind’s defensive ability as being astute and top notch, which led to them downloading clips after clips of him in action.

They used that as a prototype to train the German players, particularly in terms of focusing on Blind’s consistent desire to track down players and close them down. Upon studying it, players were then told to apply it during their quarter-final and semi-final tie against France and Brazil respectively.

Watch the brilliant video below!

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