A victor is someone who wins the last battle. Fight to the end. German soccer players are masters at this – they call it Kampfkraft, or combat strength. One could say that their national team, the Mannschaft, holds the patent for Kampfkraft. Gyuri “professor penalty” Vergouw has conducted extensive research into this. His work confirms the Teutonic reputation for battling persistence: Germans score significantly more in the last minute of play than any other team. If you’re in the last stage of your conflict, brace yourself once more and stay mad and focused. Don’t run the risk of having your victory slip through your fingers at the very last moment. Such defeats are the most painful of all.