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Attacking 3-4-1-2 / Intense Pressing Football

An aggressive 3 at the back formation, with high intensity and lots of chances created. Tested with Southampton, qualifying for the Champions League instantly.

By on Dec 20, 2022   22267 views   0 comments
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Football Manager 2023 Tactics - Attacking 3-4-1-2 / Intense Pressing Football
In my opinion, this is the best 3-4-1-2 tactic created so far in the game. Initially tried it out with Panathinaikos in the Greek Super League, I have enjoyed a lot of success domestically but also in Europe , reaching the Quarter Finals of the Champions League in the 3rd season.

However, I also really wanted to try the tactic with a side that wasn`t considered the top one in its own league. That is how I ended up picking Southampton from the Premier League. Expected to finish 17th, I managed to qualify for the Champions League just in my first season.







Statistical Analysis

Some other stats for further comprehension of the playing style :

Average Possession : 49 %
Chances Created : 176, 1st in the PL
High Intensity Sprints : 6129 , 1st in the PL
Fouls Made : 776 , 1st in the PL
Tackles won : 941, 1st in the PL, with a 73 % tackles won ratio ( dead last in the PL in that aspect, however )
Possession Won : 4890, 1st in the PL
Crosses Completed : 223, 2nd only behind Liverpool, with a 17 % Cross Completion Ratio.


With the Ball

Without the Ball

With Panathinaikos, a top team in the Greek League, I use a higher defensive line, as the level of the opponents is lower. I suggest using a standard defensive line with mid and underdog teams.

Have a good one and enjoy the game !

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