4-4-2 Attacking and Defending
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Here is what you will find in these TWO eBooks:
- The principles of play when in possession of the ball and attacking
- The principles of play when defending
- The strengths and weaknesses of the 4-4-2
- The critical key principles when attacking and defending in the 4-4-2
- When and where to move to support your teammates
- The roles and responsibilities of each player/position in the 4-4-2 formation
- The different variations of the 4-4-2 and why it's important to choose the one that best suits your players
Athletico Madrid where the first team to beat the mighty Liverpool in the 2019/20 season and are a great example of a team with a well played 4-4-2 formation. Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City, who defied all odds and won the English Premier League Championship in 2016, are another good recent example of a well played 4-4-2 formation. The 4-4-2 with a good level of organization where players understand their roles and responsibilities can be a difficult team to defend against.
The 4-4-2 formation has a strength of allowing you to flood the midfield and dominate possession. The 4-4-2 allows you to turn that possession into great attacking opportunities with many variations from the two forwards and also options of attacking from wide positions or through the middle.
There are many different ways to play the 4-4-2, especially when attacking. 4-4-2 Attacking, takes a look at the different options you have with the 4-4-2 when in possession of the ball and when attacking and 4-4-2 Defending takes a look at the different options you have when defending.