I do not agree that the coach has to adapt to the players. There was a time when I thought it, but that was because I did not understand football.
If you play badly and lose, you're left with nothing. If you lose but play well, you still have something. You have something to build on.
I understand football through the ball. There are others who interpret the game without the ball.
There are coaches who put more or less players in front of the ball; when you put lots of players ahead of the ball, the risk is magnified. There are coaches that won't contemplate that. I respect that.