A wise commentator said about our national soccer team in the FIFA World Cup:
‘ I don’t understand the people who want us to play beautiful football – we don’t have the team for that. We have to be tactical and play football that works to get us results. If we had played the better teams in the way the better teams prefer to play – trying lots of fancy moves, for example – then we would get shredded. We have to use the resources we have in the most efficient way – to win.’
I am paraphrasing here, but I like the observation.
It applies to a lot more than soccer.