Out of possession- I like hard working teams, I get my teams to press high in games try and win the ball as high up the pitch as possible because I always say, “nothing in life is given to you have to earn it” same with the football.
In possession- Width stretch the game create space in the middle for midfield to get on the ball and set the game tempo look to play forwards at every opportunity to get us on the front foot and get rewards for our possession.
During the game I will set each unit with certain targets:
- Defensive unit- look to be compact and disciplined to make it hard for the opposition to break you down. Look to be brave in possession and get the team on the front foot.
- Midfield Unit- Creative both in and out of possession look to find pockets of space to get on the ball, be compact when out of possession to restrict opposing team playing towards there forwards. When in possession be brave to carry the ball forwards and take players on to get team on the front foot.