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Giovanni Trapattoni's tactic request

"Our football is prose, not poetry." Giovanni Trapattoni.
Started on 9 January 2021 by gogheu
Latest Reply on 9 January 2021 by gogheu
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This tactic would be the complete opposite of the vast majority of tactics on this website, considering they seem to all be "Pep x Klopp style gegenpress tiki taka".
Making Trapattoni's tactics work in this current FM is rather difficult given how the engine loves high lines and short passes, but would love to see someone give it a go.

"A coach must train [the players] with simplicity and establish clear rules when building the team. This simplicity can be expressed through the formulation of a strategy with patterns and tactics based on the following principles: never haggle and delay excessively, pass the ball in depth to verticalise as quickly as possible, control the pace of the game, limit risks, mark behind the ball, use on-field tactical communication to help your players, be alert to the [opposing] team's weaknesses and strengths
"The tactics must focus on the pressure to recover the ball and then quickly develop the offensive action"
Ball possession isn't important in itself and sometimes it can be counter-productive "like a person who talks too much". It is better "to have 0% of the possession and 100% of the goals"
Strong emphasis on training the team in set pieces and dead-ball situations
Instead of looking for space in the wings, as many managers do, it is more effective to look to exploit spaces behind the opposing team's backline through quick "vertical play" ("gioco verticale"). By inviting the opponent's pressing, the team can then easily exploit the spaces and gaps behind the opponent's defence
The central area of the pitch, towards which statistically most of the possession is directed, needs to be very well-covered. There, the aim is to cripple the opponent's game and prevail on crucial second balls, thus easily creating "vertical and violent offensive transitions"
Strikers must be trained to become clinical finishers or "killers" in the mould of Paolo Rossi or Filippo Inzaghi
Tactical discipline is necessary, but the special genius of standout players should also be encouraged and harnessed to the fullest, with Trapattoni citing his use of Michel Platini and Roberto Baggio as primary examples"

I look forward to reading your replies

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