We’ve heard the story before – a team who is better on paper loses to a team who is a better team. Why is that? There are many reasons but I think it all comes down to respect.
No matter who the captains are, no matter who runs your team, you have to respect them.
So much of a game can be determined by which team adjusts first or adjusts at the right time. A good captain/leader will make that judgement call at the right time. The team who wins is the team who listens to that captain and commits to that change in the play in order to be successful.