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?
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.
Before Arsène Wenger and his invincible side, there was Herbert Chapman and his innovative WM. Granting Arsenal its first trophies and putting it on a stand. What is the WM formation? How does it work?
Zidane couldn't get Pogba. But now he has Valverde. Maybe for the better... What makes Valverde so special? What are his offensive and defensive roles in the team?
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.
Counterattacking football is the tactic that revolutionized football the most. What is a counterattack? How can you perfectly perform one?
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?
Facing a strong defender or defensive midfielder is hard but still doable. However, facing a compact defensive block is the hardest part. What are defensive blocks? How does it work?
Getafe, Madrid's silent heroes. Guided by Jose Bordalas, here is how he managed to break through and achieve great results.
Thiago Motta surprised the world a couple of years ago with his innovative tactics. We broke it down for you.
Tiki-Taka was introduced to the world of football by Johan Cruyff during the last 80s of the 20th century. Pep Guardiola was named head coach of FC Barcelona back in 2008. He moved from being a doubted choice to a legendary football coach. A man that revolutionized the game and improved Tiki-Taka, making it almost … Continue reading Is Tiki-Taka dead?
A team that plays at home is always the favourite no matter who they're playing against. What makes playing away from home so difficult?
Penalty kicks have always been crucial in football. What does it take to score/save a penalty?
Johan Cruyff, a symbol of European football, lived his glory days as a coach playing in a 3-4-3. At a time where most football teams would play using a 4-4-2 formation, Johan Cruyff stepped in and introduced to Spain and the world of football a new way of playing the game. Cruyff was basically making … Continue reading Cruyff’s 3-4-3 diamond
Goalkeeping, just like football has evolved a lot lately. Come find out how!
We break down the False 9 role and explain how to properly operate in the team's benefit while leading the front of attack.
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