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Julian Nagelsmann Tactic for FM20 by RDF

RDF attempts to replicate Nagelsmann's tactics for Football Manager 2020. High press, vertical football, creating the "box". Play like the German mastermind did at Leipzig during the 2019/20 season.

By on May 31, 2020   45734 views   3 comments
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Football Manager 2020 Tactics - Julian Nagelsmann Tactic for FM20 by RDF

These systems are very high in pressing, quick in tempo and transition. Nagelsmann’s profile makes him so interesting, becoming a manager at just the age of 28.

RDF's high press 442/352. A recreation of Julian Nagelsmann tactic for RB Leipzig.

I recommend using this with a TOP/Elite team, with high work rate and stamina, teamwork, anticipation, decisions, off the ball and first touch.

Nagelsmann plays with a high tempo both in and out of possession. His teams attack vertically through quick passes and press urgently when out of possession in order to get the ball back quickly.

The main focus in attack is to play quick forward passes to unsettle and create chances. Possession is not an priority for Nagelsmann.

RB Leipzig show tactical versatility by switching between three at the back and four at the back. Though the formation may change, the style of play doesn’t. Vertical football is still the focus.

In the final third, Leipzig overload the central area and then will play vertical passes to unsettle defences and pull defenders out of position

Nagelsmann’s team has a fluid system. This means a lot of movement and communication between players. I recommend building strong relationships on the pitch

Nagelsmann Tactic - Tweaking Tips

* “Work Ball Into Box” can be added
* “Be More Expressive” can be added if you need to create more
* “Run At Defence” can be added for home tactic to be a little more direct

Opposition Instructions


Nagelsmann Tactic Testing Results

Video Analysis

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RDF is an FM Scout tactic creator who just loves to experiment. His quirky personality shines through his tactics but his main goal is create tactics/content that both achieves enjoyment and results.

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Discussion: Julian Nagelsmann Tactic for FM20 by RDF

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Sérgio Xots's avatar
    Rdf Tatics
    in your view, what's your best tatic?
  • RDF Tactics's avatar
    @PooH77 i am recreating tactics from great tacticians. These managers (apart from Nagelsmann) managed great teams and tactics were great because of the players. There would be no point creating a Barca replica to test on Burnley

    i also have tactics of my own, some for underdog, so i don't just cater for top teams.
  • PooH77's avatar
    What is the point of publishing mostly the tactics for top/elite teams? Is there any decent for an underdog, but really, a good one?
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