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Attacking 4-2-3-1 - Quicksta Gegenpress V2.0

Great FM21 Gegenpress Tactic that worked wonders with Dortmund.

By Updated on Nov 23, 2020   109361 views   34 comments
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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - Attacking 4-2-3-1 - Quicksta Gegenpress V2.0

This is my 4-2-3-1 Wide tactic for Football Manager 2021 that I have used with Dortmund.

This tactic has given me great results.

It's not a possession based tactic but allowed me to the the best defensive and offensive team in the league.

1st season we won the league, 2nd we won the league, domestic cup and champions league. Beating PSG, Liverpool, Juventus and Bayern.

The 2 MC are on support so you are not exposed in the midfield. They also interchange with each other.

When you don't have the ball the AML will mark WBL, AMR will mark WBR and the AMC will mark DMC.
This is why you lose possession but keep a good defensive record.

Here are my 2nd year player and team stats:

A closer look at the tactics.

Corner routines I used.

Throw In routines I used.

I hope you enjoy.

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Discussion: Attacking 4-2-3-1 - Quicksta Gegenpress V2.0

34 comments have been posted so far.

  • raduu's avatar
    A little update:
    I changed the AMR from winger to Inside forward and the ST from AF to F9. I noticed the F9 creates a lot of space for the SS and the IF and the tactic is working really well on attack, getting lots of chances during the game even when playing very defensive and compact teams.

    I didn't really like how my central defenders were working and changed them to BPD on a defense duty and the team appears to be more solid at the back.

    Overall I think it's a good tactic and you might need to make some minor modifications depending on what attributes your players have.

    Thanks @Quicksta :)
  • raduu's avatar

    What other role would work for the AMC? Would Enganche or Trequartista with a ST on AF do the job?

  • Quicksta's avatar
    @Justsaiyan91 - Sorry it has not worked for you but no tactic is perfect. There are plenty out there so keep trying until you find one that works for how you want to play.
  • Quicksta's avatar
    @Fyzhard - Yes the tactic still works for 2 inside forwards.

    I have actually used that formation in my journey man save that i'm currently doing.
  • Justsaiyan91's avatar
    No offence but this tactic is really bad, at least in my save. Playing Man utd and after implementing this ive lost 10 games in a row. My wide players average 6.5 and shadow striker has 0 goals or assists

    Im also averaging 1 sending of every other game and have given away 4 penalty's

    Not sure if an update to the match engine has broken your tactic but currently its unusable for me
  • Fyzhard's avatar
    Hi ! Is it possible to play with 2 inside forwards ? Why do you prefer to play with a winger on the right ?

    Thanks !
  • Shybqi's avatar
    Who can send me player instructions? because i use xbox and i can't download the file.
  • Quicksta's avatar
    @CMASONW - I find that holding shape is better when defending so this is why I install it in all my tactics.
  • deek123's avatar
    @Fábio Ferreira 1989 ,put the file in Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2021/tactics
  • CMASONW's avatar
    @Quicksta - How important is it that the tactic has ‘hold shape’ instead of ‘counter’ - would the tactic still be effective if I switched to ‘counter’ rather than hold shape? Thanks
  • Fábio Ferreira 1989's avatar
    How i put this tactic on my team? I made donwload, and what i do after that? I need put this file where? Someone could help me?
  • Quicksta's avatar
    @Bikeracer - It is something i put up with. Normally i play with 2 different starting 11's so i have cover.
  • georgimirkov's avatar
    Could anyone send me player instructions?
  • bikeracer4487's avatar
    Do you have any strategies for dealing with excessive yellow cards caused by the "Get Stuck In" instruction? Getting several cards a match (though I have yet to have a player get red carded) and I'm wondering if you do anything to combat that or if you just accept it as the cost of playing that way.
  • Quicksta's avatar
    If you play on steam feel free to add me Quicksta49
  • Quicksta's avatar
    Send me a message @Mcoiso and ill let you know.
  • Mcoiso's avatar
    Quicksta also wanted to know the instructions for the player, since I play with ipad. thanks
  • GreekHoper's avatar
    thank you for this tactic man..u rly saved me from getting sacked from Palermo :) will add ur update immediately xD
  • Quicksta's avatar
    @AnonWhu - Yes there are plenty. Inbox me and i will help you out.
  • AnonWhu's avatar
    Are there any player instructions for this? Trying to run on Xbox so can’t download
  • Quicksta's avatar
    @Bikeracer4487 - Mainly because its how i like to play. I know they blast some shots for no reason but in most cases shooting creates a deflection which creates the chance.
  • bikeracer4487's avatar
    Out of curiosity, why shoot on sight and not work into box? Just wondering since it seems like they take a lot of low percentage shots.
  • andrealves_10's avatar
    seems to be a good tactic, works in the final version ?
  • dryikk's avatar
    thanks will try this one one tonight. I've been using the first one you placed here with great success so far. With the right ppm the game becomes so fluid and nice to watch. Cheers
  • Dite De Molay's avatar
    Can I change SS position into something else? AP maybe?

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