It is important to defend with all players and not give space to the opponent. 8 players are forming two lines, with space 5-10 meters between them. This compactness gives defensive security to the team, one of the strong technical points.
Pressure. These are some guidelines that Tite gives when Corinthians loses the ball. Press high to force opponents to return the ball near the goal and the keeper. Always try to have 1 extra player defending and this numerical superiority induces the opponent to error and facilitates the recovery of possession.
The submission was in Brazilian Portuguese, therefore the translation was done only in part by using Google translate.