In a nutshell cherry-picking would mean "just to sit in front of the goal" and wait for the ball to come, so the player don´t go for it, she is expected to come for him.
It just doesn´t work, unless you are a soccer genius like Romario, that was criticized for "disappearing" during games, but then when everyone had forgot him, he would "appear" and score a goal.
How come! He reasoned that his markers would have the natural human tendency to move, and when they moved a bit then Romario wasn´t there anymore!
With him, there would be critics but the goal was certain, at the end of the day it was what would matter. With an average player, cherry-picking like this will irritate your coach, your team and team supporters. You will be out...
By the way, he more often than not wouldn´t show up to train, and then asked why, he said "I don´t train, I score goals" and added "soccer is not running."
Indeed he was a player of the so-called "small-sided game" (as if the field was just a small parcel of land - the player doesn´t need to play the whole of it). Thus, the player have to develop and use tactical and technical skills (inventive dribble, for example).
Again, Romario is one of a kind. One goal-poachers who loitered in the penalty area...but then very effective at scoring.
Anyway, he was to surprise with coming back to help the defense and even climbing with a player of the rival team to head a ball, being that the other player was almost two times his height!
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