The aim of this system is to play quick tempo football moving from back to front, unsettling the opposition to create goalscoring opportunities in the fastest way possible without being gung ho. Possession is not the focus for this style of play and average possession will often be between 45 and 50%. The team will look to make quick and incisive passes, using an energetic and athletic midfield 3 to break forward and overload the opponent's defence, allowing the front 3 to exploit the space to create and score the goals.
Without the ball, the team will use pressing traps, the front 3 and wingbacks are both smart and aggressive in the press. The aim is to limit the options on the ball and force the opponent back into their own and to kicking the ball long, The two Segundo Volante's make it difficult for the opposition to play through the middle as they will stop the opponents forwards getting one on one with the centre backs.
Once the ball is turned over the Segundo Volante's will use their dynamic running ability to get forward, along with the CM they will look to break through the lines. This will pull defenders out of position, leaving either our midfield runners the chance to score or pass to an open forward.
Due to the high tempo of this system key attributes to look out for are dribbling, work rate, teamwork, marking, tackling, natural fitness, stamina, pace, acceleration, balance and agility are bonuses.
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