Jupp Reveals All
"Lads, Gather Round..."
"In order to have a successful season, we need to get it right behind the scenes, that is the reason for the reshuffle of the backroom staff. I have brought in a new assistant, someone who knows me very well and knows the system I like to play, Robert Valette. As for the coaches I feel the quality of players we have here compared to the quality of the current coaching staff we wasn't getting the best out us, this due to the previous coaches being too lenient and not bringing as much to the table as the new staff. As for the new coaches I look forward to working with them in the future, they understand what I am trying to do here and I believe each of them brings something different to the table and can help us progress."
"Now for the most important thing, the tactics. We will set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation this season lads, with one of the center midfielders dropping deeper to play in defensive midfield.
Keepers, I want you to be smart. DO NOT JUST HOOF THE BALL... Look to see what is going on around you, I want to build from the back... And this does include you having to be able to play with the ball at your feet. I'm confident that you are all capable of doing so, if you're under pressure and only then, I will allow you to hit it long!
Defenders, You all know your job... Stop that ball from hitting the back out our net, You're all solid enough and physical enough to give any striker in the league the heeby jeebies... I want the center pairing to prepared to take the ball in at feet from short dead ball scenarios, and from there build up an attack. As for the wide men I EXPECT and TRUST you to bomb forward and aid in attack and also be there to help defend, you're going to need to be very physically fit for this, it's a long season but I'm confident!
The defensive midfielder in this formation will be expected to be solid in front of the two center halfs, you must close down that man in the whole. I don't care who it is.. I expect you to let him know he's in a game of football and I expect you to keep him quiet all game.
The lone center midfielder is expected to offer something going forward as well as offering cover in defence, you will be a deep lying playmaker looking to make that pass to set us on our way.
The two wide midfielders, I want you to offer support to the forward at all costs. I want you flying down the wing! putting crosses in and coming inside to fire some shots at the keeper. You are expected to get back also and support the full backs, but I am sure common sense will kick in there...
As for the man at the spearhead of the midfield, It's your job to play in that hole, look for space and look to unlock the defence, use your instinct but also your common sense. Play those balls in between the defenders for the other three to capitalize on.
Stikers, you know what job is expected of you. Get us the goals! you will not be short of ammunition with the three behind you offering support and the killer balls for you to latch onto...
Everyone here today with me will play a part in any success we have at this club, there is no concrete starting eleven yet, it's a clean slate... Everyone will have the chance to impress me now go on and play for that shirt!
- It certainly is buddy, thanks for the comment
- That's the plan and thanks mate!
- Wasn't enjoying it mate, really fallen out of love with the English league on FM and always admired watching Lille so thought it may make for a good story
- Thanks pal!