In any game, speed is an important factor. But for soccer, it is vital. You won’t be able to score a goal or win a match if you don’t have the speed. Here are the major reasons why it is so important.
You must have good dribbling skill to move the ball from one end of the field towards the goal post. At the same time you must dribble and run fast; otherwise, the defenders will come on your way.
To get close to the ball
You should run fast to get past your opponent players and stand in a position to receive the ball from your teammate. If you don’t run fast to receive the ball, a player from the opposite team will get it.
To score a goal
You need to increase your speed of running in order to take the ball towards the goal post and kicking in order to score a goal. You must do it fast before your opponents attack you.
You should work out to improve your speed. Simply running fast isn’t enough. You should be able to run fast for the entire match. If you run for some time and then drop your speed then it won’t do any good to the game. You should also improve your agility skill. It is the ability to stop, speed up and change direction anytime. Strength training is very effective for improving speed. You should visit a trainer and try to improve your speeding skill.