It is very common in today’s game to have a team defending in a 1-4-4-2 shape. This trend is not new and it reached the peak of perfection with Simeone’s Atlético Madrid. This structure is very effective defensively because of the existence of two lines of four, which makes it easier to control both depth and width. […]
AC Milan has changed to a 3-5-2 ever since the 4-1 defeat against Lazio. The Italian team has now 4 wins and 1 loss, having scored 12 goals and conceded 6. We now present our analysis on the AC Milan’s defensive organization, after watching the match against Sampdoria. The Italians maintain their full-backs high up […]
During the pre-season the teams sign new players and sell others. Since some players take longer to adapt to a new reality, coaches need to know if the new players are prepared for the specific demands of their game model. Let’s look, for example, at Rashford and Lukaku from Manchester United: one had a great performance last season (Rashford) and the other […]
Intro The counter-pressing (or the so called Gegenpressing) is growing in European football. This is a kind of pressure made after losing the ball, and unlike most of the teams that after losing the ball try to move back the lines and readjust quickly on the back, teams practising counter-pressing do exactly the opposite. […]
After giving Juventus a run for their money last season, expectations were high for Nápoles. Maurizio Sarri’s team dealt very well with the departure of their record-breaking striker Gonzalo Higuain and started the new season with the same offensive punch and beautifully played football. Arkadiuz Milik did his part to help Napoli fans to forget […]
Pressing in modern Soccer, broadly discussed specially at a time that Offensive Transition is one of the best ways to get closer to the goal. Blocking your opponent and recover the ball has an extreme relevance and to do that we use Pressing.