TPM Football – Match Tutorials – Defensive Positioning on Counter Attacks

TPM Football – Match Tutorials – Defensive Positioning on Counter Attacks


In this scenario, we will analyse what you should do when an opponent starts a counter attack Here we will be looking particularly at Feispalm. At this stage, he can either try to press and tackle Lampiq, or he can cover Kyrie’s run. The important thing to consider in this scenario is that there is currently little danger to the Blue team as the Red team is so far away from their goal. However if Feispalm tries to tackle Lampiq, this leaves Kyrie in a lot of space for Lampiq to pass to. Also note the positioning of Vul on the Red team. He is further up the pitch ahead of Nurmio on the Blue team. If Feisplam tries to tackle Lampiq and doesn’t win the ball, this would give the Red team a chance to attack almost 2 against 1 in their favour. As there is no immediate danger in allowing Lampiq to carry the ball, the smart option here is to cover the passing option to Kyrie by positioning deeper than Kyrie. Although this allows the Red team to gain good position up the pitch, this is preferable to having to defend 1 against 2. Full speed clip

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