Take your knowledge of the 4-2-3-1 to the next level with this advanced tactical guide. Discover how the 4-2-3-1 is used to devastating effect by Manchester United and Real Madrid and advanced drills for coaching your players in this highly attacking and flexible formation.
Finally, it’s here! Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics provides you with an in-depth look at the formation that is dominating European soccer. Packed with tactical insights on the specific patterns of play of Manchester United and Real Madrid, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics shows you how you can utilize this highly flexible formation to outwit teams playing a traditional 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 and to create more scoring opportunities.
The 4-2-3-1 formation is much more than just an attractive playing style. This formation is fast consigning the 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 to the history books after it was used by three of the semifinalists in the Euro 2012 tournament. The 4-2-3-1 is now used by many of Europe’s elite club sides, including Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid, because it enables them to break through teams rooted to the spot playing more dated, rigid formations.
Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics is packed with tactical insights and an analysis of the patterns of play of Manchester United and Real Madrid, both in defense and in attack. Utilizing in-depth analysis, real screenshots from actual games and detailed diagrams, this book shows you exactly how elite players, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Xavi Alonso, play in this formation and how it enables them to play in a more flexible, attacking style that can rip opposition teams apart.
In addition, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics provides fifteen complete training sessions for drilling your teams in how to play this devastating formation. This includes defensive training sessions on pressing triggers, mid defending shapes and controlling line depth along with attacking drills on triangulation, third man runs and attacking fullbacks.