The soccer player that has the fitness level to perform optimally for 90 minutes on the pitch, doesn't need to bench press 315.
Sure - he absolutely would be best served by doing plyometrics, and some form of strength training, especially in today's era.
But for him, being "soccer-fit," requires a combination of explosiveness, cardiovascular endurance, muscular endurance, agility, balance, stability, flexibility, and mobility.
Identifying how much of each, then working towards increasing each variable here in a way that works synergistically, will get him better and better.
The higher the level of play, the more precise he has to be in identifying these factors, and the more consistent he has to be in his execution.
As he navigates his soccer career, he must recognize when he's focusing on THE WRONG things, and either stop doing them or minimize them, while MAXIMIZING his focus on the right things...
If he keeps getting tired in the 60th minute of the game, maybe his cardiovascular endurance needs work.
If he goes up to head a ball but keeps getting "outjumped," maybe he needs to work on his explosiveness.
If he's an attacking player that gets into positions to score goals but keeps missing the goal, perhaps he needs to work on his finishing ability or his shooting.
This applies to you too.
Stuck in your weight loss journey?
Maybe doing "more cardio," isn't the answer.
Maybe your preconceived idea that “calories in vs. calories out are the only thing that matters” is wrong.
Maybe what got you HERE, won't get you THERE.
Maybe the plateau you're struggling with requires a new level of thinking.
Maybe you need to identify the highest leverage activities and do those.
A coach helps here.
MENTORS are amazing tools.