We always marvel when the world's best players do something extraordinary and exemplary, but we often take it for granted or just accept it when it happens. Rarely do we get the opportunity to, in great detail, find out the answers to the biggest question: How do they do it?
This is Total Fútbol, a soccer take on George Will's Men at Work, which analyzed an expert at different positions in baseball. To translate it to soccer, SI has interviewed, in great detail, a goalkeeper (Manuel Neuer), defender (Vincent Kompany), midfielder (Xabi Alonso) and forward (Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez) in regards to how they go about their expertise.
See the game through the eyes of these four masters of their craft: