What is ‘intensity’?
In his comments reported by Wales Online at the end of the international break, Martin said: "Everything is built around one thing…”
Would this be possession? Passing accuracy? Fitness?
Surprisingly perhaps, the answer was in fact intensity. He then went a bit new agey on us, adding that “everything is connected, in and out of possession”.
Martin doubled down on the ‘I’ word in his post-match comments yesterday, declaring that "We had complete dominance and control from our intensity…” and “the guys were playing with real intensity and conviction”, before revealing his hippy Brighton streak again by adding that “it soon turned into what it was”.
I presume when he says intensity he is talking about a combination of high fitness levels and complete concentration and awareness of where everyone is and what’s going on 100% of the time, which has to be a good thing (although I’m darned if I can think of a manager who wouldn’t ask for that).
Anyone got an alternative explanation for what he means?