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Zinedine Zidane's 4-3-3 Tactics for FM17

An attempt to replicate the tactics of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid. A set of fast paced attacking tactics for FM 2017.

By on Jun 01, 2017   121833 views   7 comments
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Football Manager 2017 Tactics - Zinedine Zidane's 4-3-3 Tactics for FM17
Zinedine Zidane’s 4-3-3 unlocks Real Madrid’s true potency.

Franz Beckenbauer:
When Zidane stepped onto the pitch, the 10 other guys just got suddenly better.

About "Zizou"

Zinedine Yazid Zidane (born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou", is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. An elite playmaker, renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, Zidane was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

At club level, Zidane won the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, two Serie A league championships with Juventus and an Intercontinental Cup and a UEFA Super Cup each with both aforementioned teams. His 2001 transfer from Juventus to Real Madrid set a world record fee of an equivalent €75 million. His left-foot volleyed winner in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final is considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition's history. On the international stage with France, Zidane won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice in the final, and UEFA Euro 2000 where he was named Player of the Tournament. The World Cup triumph made him a national hero in France, and he received the Légion d'honneur in 1998.

Zidane was named the FIFA World Player of the Year three times, in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and won the 1998 Ballon d'Or. He was Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 1996, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2001 and La Liga Best Foreign Player in 2002. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living players compiled by Pelé. Zidane received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament at the 2006 World Cup, despite his infamous sending off in the final against Italy for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest. Prior to the World Cup, he announced he would retire at the end of the tournament.

After retirement, Zidane became assistant coach at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti for the 2013–14 season. After a successful year in which the club won the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey, Zidane became the coach of Real Madrid's B team, Real Madrid Castilla. In 2010, Zidane was an ambassador for Qatar's successful bid to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first Arab country to host the tournament. Zidane is currently the manager of Real Madrid, taking over the position in January 2016. In his first season as manager, Zidane won the UEFA Champions League title.

Zidane’s greatest quality as a manager has been his ability to adjust the Real Madrid lineup to match and counter the opponent’s strength as well as maximize the talent available. His tactical flexibility is one of the driving factors that enabled Real to be the top club in Spain and Europe.

Real Madrid real tactics




Here's how we play exactly in the game and defensive positions of players.



postions of players when they are attacking,all players given full right to creative some thing.




The FM17 Tactic


Player Instructions:

Use pacey Wingers and good tackler in deeplying role.
Use MCL should be right footed and MCR left footed for better results,there will be minor differences if you won't use like this.
Use 13/14 or above pace,acceleration players as center-halfs.
Pacey team could achieve more wth this.

Version 1



Version one is about , If your key player or better winger in your side then you have use this and use right footed: player like Sanches,Neymar,
Use right footed player in winger role, He can cause more problems for opposition

Version 2



Version two is, If your key player in left footed then try out this: players like Dybala,Bale..
Use left footed player in winger role, He can cause more problems for opposition


Team Instructions:




Set COUNTER mentality and match preparation : defensive positioning,against bigger teams or in-form teams.

When your playing away from home you must set mentality counter and match preparation to defensive positioning

Heat Map



As you can see our team plays more time in midfield


About Tactic



MCL and MCR engaged in extensive ball carrying movements to push up into opposition’s half and attack the final third.

Center backs will play a big role in possession and looked to be extremely direct at times.

IF and CF will make a lot of deep movements to create passing options to progress play.

The first tactical adjustment was the most common and was most probably observed by watching the game. MCL and MCR consistently burst up the pitch from deep positions to break past oppositon’s medium to high block and create some sort of forward momentum.

strategy is quite successful

The second adjustment merely saw DCR and DCL try to vertically push the ball into opposition’s attacking half, therefore bypassing the midfield and any structural problems that might exist there.

Nevertheless, one cannot ignore the big tactical adjustments that are being made to make room for MC in midfield. If I trust my MC to carry out distributive duties, you would see MCR and MCL receiving the ball high up the pitch instead of having to dribble into the same situations, thereby allowing my forwards to stay higher up the pitch by default.

Thus, it’s probably worth MCR and MCL carrying the extra playmaking load and IF and W,CF having to execute more prolific and deeper off-the-ball movements to accommodate someone that greatly improves Real Madrid’s defensive solidity.

In-Match


MCR and MCL engaged in extensive ball carrying movements to push up into Oppositions half and attack the final third.

Center backs will play a big role in possession and looked to be extremely direct at times.

IF and CF will make a lot of deep movements to create passing options to progress play.

The first tactical adjustment was the most common and was most probably observed by us watching the game. MCL and MCR consistently burst up the pitch from deep positions to break past Oppositions medium to high block and create some sort of forward momentum.
strategy quite successful

The second adjustment merely saw DCR and DCL try to vertically push the ball into opposition's attacking half, therefore bypassing the midfield and any structural problems that might exist there.

Version 1



Like real play,In this version left winger cuts inside from wide-area when the ball is on right hand side we can observe left-wingback is always on attack from the back, he can play crosses using full width of the pitch making opposition to open the gaps for midfielders.

Make sure tht, when your insideforward is at left side then your left-wingback should be on attack duty to play upfront like how marcelo does and the other side right-wingback should be on support for winger like how Gareth bale and Carvajal does.

Version 2



Like real play,In this second version right winger cuts inside from wide-area when the ball is on left hand side he will cut inside when only the winger has the ball in final third. we can observe left-wingback is always on attack from the back, he can play crosses using full width of the pitch making opposition to open the gaps for midfielders.

Make sure tht, when your insideforward is at right side then your right-wingback should be on attack duty to play upfront and the other side left-wingback should be on support for winger.


Results:


With Club Atlético de Madrid






With Everton F.C.





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Discussion: Zinedine Zidane's 4-3-3 Tactics for FM17

7 comments have been posted so far.

  • veezy's avatar
    will this work in FM18?
  • Rutrasss's avatar
    What if I unselect 'Retain Possesion'?i think it makes the tactic slower.I mean attackings develop more slowly.
  • Vogelchuk's avatar
    What are the O.Is?
  • NiKHiL KuMaR's avatar
    set Player instructions to shoot less often.or sign a quality midfielder he can change those shots into goals!
  • fanarin's avatar
    hello again,
    sorry i have missed your words. when it comes to your tactic:
    i am a fan of 4-3-3 system therefore i gave it a shot with my newcastle united save.

    the team is creating a lot of chances, yes inside forward-left back and complete forward are causing trouble for opponents; yet midfielders are trying long shots and most of them are weak shots.

    weak shots are hitting to opponent defenders and resulting in counter-attack with goal.

    a lot of shoots, a lot of positions with possession yet i could not score much goals.

    is it due to my players ? i use kasper dolberg as complete forward.
  • NiKHiL KuMaR's avatar
    I already mentioned there,all you need to do against stronger opponents is set mentality to counter and match preparation : def.positioning.
  • fanarin's avatar
    hey
    it seems promising but i think it may not be successful against stronger opponents.
    do you think - attacking mentality is right choice against stronger teams ?
    thank you.
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