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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   505666 views   51 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

51 comments have been posted so far.

  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
  • doanhtien's avatar
    Can I change mentality when I have lost?
  • Dite De Molay's avatar
    Is there any estimated time when you gonna upload the tweaked version of this tactic? Im still waiting for it so I will not start another new game.. lol
  • Quicksta's avatar
    Hi John,

    I have not tried it on FM20 but it should work. I have not designed it to exploit a weakness in the match engine but to try and replicate what teams do in real life.
  • john5523's avatar
    Hello, can I use this tactic on FM20? Congrats!
  • Quicksta's avatar
    Link has been fixed
  • ivankurob's avatar
    Download Not Working
  • Quicksta's avatar
    Thank you for your feedback.

    I'm currently tweaking the tactic to increase possession a little bit.
    I'm also working on corners (Defense and Attacking).
    I'm also working on throw ins too.

    Should have new pictures and information out shortly.
  • dryikk's avatar
    this is tactic is strong, very strong.

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