October 2, 2019 =========
☆ opponent 対戦相手
In a sporting event, your opponent is the person or team you are playing against. I think that’s one of the reasons I like running – the only real opponent is me! Did I run better than yesterday? Am I running better or faster or stronger than me a few weeks or months ago? And, even if the answer is no, I’m a pretty friendly opponent, and don’t get mad at myself. Ha ha.
In my son’s soccer games, though, it’s much more important! His coach checks out who the opponent will be each week, and gets ideas and tips on how to win against different opponents. It’s serious! The quote from Michael Jordan this week is, “Have fun. Enjoy the game.” I think our soccer coach would add, “And, beat the opponent!”