EXPLANATION OF KLOPPARIBALLA perfect mix between gegenpressing and vertical tiki-taka. This tactic aims to play high pressing football, winning the ball back as quickly as possible. When the ball is won back, the players will look to progress the ball up the field and patiently work it into the box. Tested with Juventus.
GENERAL PLAYERS NEEDED FOR THE TACTICSK needs to be good on the ball, and has to be reliable.
GOOD EXAMPLES: Alisson, Ederson, Onana, Neuer, etc
BAD EXAMPLES: Karius, any GK with 1 star or less
BPDs need to be fast, have strength and be able to win duels in the air, and have pace to recover from mistakes, due to the high line we're playing here.
GOOD EXAMPLES: De Ligt, Van Dijk, Ramos, Koulibaly
BAD EXAMPLES: Any defender with a height of 175 cm or less. Mustafi. Phil Jones.
WBs need to be able to have a high work rate. They must be able to defend and attack. They will also have to be fast, should the team lose the ball and be unable to recover the ball back on their own half.
GOOD EXAMPLES: Alexander-Arnold, Jordi Alba, Robertson, Alex Sandro, Alaba, Tagliafico
BAD EXAMPLE: Marcelo (partially. Don't use him when your entire defense is leaky. Bad workrate but can be VERY useful offensively.)
Midfielders need to be good at passing, have a good first touch, and have good technique/vision.
GOOD EXAMPLES: Pjanic, Frenkie de Jong, De Bruyne, Eriksen
BAD EXAMPLES: Any midfielder who has pace/decisions below 10. Just. Don't.
AM needs to be a creative player and be able to connect the midfield to the attack, and regularly get into the box to score goals or create chances.
GOOD EXAMPLES: Dybala, Ziyech, Neymar, Coutinho
BAD EXAMPLES: Playing an anchor man at AM.
DLF needs to be a false 9, a ball playing striker or a Firmino-type player. like Messi, Higuain or Tadic, and needs to create space for the AF, that runs in the space in behind and is fed by the crosses that the wing backs are giving during the match. AF should be a strong player with a real physical presence in the field, like Ronaldo, Lewandowski or Kane.