Despite having the quality and impacting Liverpool's tactics more than any other player, Firmino is still criticized for his lack of goals. But why does Klopp need him so much?
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Gasperini, an average coach, took and average team with average players and made Atalanta win games. This is how he does it.
Dubbed as Xavi's heir 2 years ago, Arthur leaves Barcelona already. Another weird transfer adds up to a long list. What's wrong Barca's transfer policy?
When interpreting possession stats, two parameters cast a shadow of doubt on their relevance: -Measurement approaches -Tactical plan of the manager Consequently, possession statistics can be misleading.
While media kept doubting Christian Eriksen, Conte spent his quarantine time "tailoring" his tactics for the Danish. Here is how Conte made Inter ready for Eriksen.
Sub-par performances have led many Serie A fans to wonder what went wrong with Douglas Costa. A tactical analysis of Costa's failure to adapt to Sarriball.
We've all seen midfielders break tough defensive lines with one pass. How do they do it? Are they simply gifted? Or is it a team effort?
Creating tactics can be very challenging. Picking the right formation is often the hardest part. How do managers chose their formations exactly?
A success story. A mastermind. A closer look into Perez' Real Madrid presidency.
Thiago Motta surprised the world a couple of years ago with his innovative tactics. We broke it down for you.
Federico Chiesa, Enrico's son, is expected to become as great as father. Many clubs are lurking around him but La Viola won't sell. We've looked closely at this Italian gem.
Serie A is back ! 20th June is the day. Here is everything you need to know about the situation of Italian football.
El Tanque has recently been linked to many European clubs. We took a closer look at this player who everyone seems to be keen on signing.
Our guest writer Sami, who happens to be a Milan fan, tell us why signing Ralf Rangnick would be the best scenario for the club.
This article was inspired from a tweet I came across from Inzaghismo. I have added Inter to the initial comparison in order to get a closer look at Italian clubs (those who won it at least once) how bad they can be in the most prestigious club competitions. Before we get started, it's important to … Continue reading Italians and bottling the UCL: A love story.
This Tactical Note is an attempt to determine what it takes for a midfielder to orchestrate his team's display when retaining possession. We will call a player successfully able to do so a Maestro. What's a midfield "Maestro"? Dumb to ask but still needs to get a proper definition. A midfield maestro organizes the team … Continue reading The Midfield Maestro Receipe
Van Dijk doesn't tackle, he just runs away." Not completely wrong but still pretty much wrong enough. A common mistake among football fans is considering dropping back as a shameful way to defend. FLASH NEWS: It's not. Note:This article will not be arguing that dropping back is the best defensive behavior. Hang tight we're starting. … Continue reading Defending: Covering space VS Man-marking
Occupying the wide defensive positions of a back four is the initial job of a fullback. Recent development in the football tactics has given the known as "2" and "3" a more offensive duty. They moved from stopping the opposite wingers to not only doing that but also having the job of starting the attack … Continue reading The Inverted Wingback Role
Nationality: Italian Position: Central Midfielder Date of birth: Ferbruary 7th, 1997. Clubs: Cagliari Inter Milan * Barella's transfer to Inter was a record for the club. A record previously held by Christian Vieri and broken a few weeks later with Romelu Lukaku's … Continue reading Italy’s bright future