- 4-2-3-1 - stronger opposition
- 4-2-3-1 weaker opposition
- 4-3-3 stronger opposition.
the 4-2-3-1 has been the predominantly used tactic, whilst he also used the 4-3-3 (against barca) to narrow down the space to be more compact and free flowing.
the 4-2-3-1 weaker opposition implements a higher press rather than the more structured approach that we have seen against bigger teams.
now with the system.
wing backs are crucial to the tactic. pushing them the furthest they can go, whilst maintaining the width on the pitch. as the two wingers on all of the 3 tactics sit narrower, to lure the full backs on the opposition in.
you can change the DLP (d) to a half back if you feel your being overloaded.
wing play and crosses are also seen through out, which is a crucial part to Mauricio Pochettino philosophy. in defence the 10 jumps up to a 9 to form a 4-4-2 - whereas in the 4-2-3-1 its a 4-5-1/ 4-1-4-1.