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“It’s really hard to watch an A-League game” – Futsal Oz founder

July 6, 2017

Peter Parthimos believes having a foundation in futsal develops better Australian footballers.

The Futsalroos were recently left devastated by the announcement that Football Federation Australia had cut their funding for the upcoming financial year.

Speaking on Thurday’s edition of the Daily Football Show, Futsal Oz founder Parthimos admitted that the majority of regular A-League competition had grown stale to him, however, with Australia’s young players lacking the creativity that is developed in futsal.

“I’ve been involved in futsal for over 15 years now, and it’s really hard for myself to watch and A-League game,” he said.

“I support the Melbourne teams, I support the A-League – I want it to do well, I think it’s a great thing to have football doing well in Australia.

“But coming from a futsal background it’s really hard to sit in the grandstand and watch the whole game and just see players just standing still…not moving and creating these spaces that you’ll see a 12, 13, 14 year old futsal player that has been brought up with futsal naturally creating.

“That’s the difference between growing up as a futsal player…as opposed to not playing fustal and just being brought up in an outdoor system – especially in this country.”

LISTEN to the FULL chat with Peter Parthinos and plenty more on Thursday’s Daily Football Show HERE.

Posted by Luca Ranocchiari --> luca.ranocchiari@futsalplanet.com


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