Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid
- Sep 10, 2010
Pressing is about organisation way more than individuals.
I'm guessing we'd need a very active DM for it to work?
Timing and positioning is key. Fernandinho is hardly a big bruiser and Rodri is hardly the fastest, but they know how to read danger and position themselves that if the first tackle doesn't win it, the 2nd will.
What we've lacked at united for years is actual organisation and knowing when/how to press effectively. When you watch us Fernandes is chasing after them alone, the wingers aren't even covering the fullbacks/cbs properly and central midfield are sitting infront of a back 4 waiting for a long ball. It just needs a complete rework and i'm sure ETH will get them working properly.
I've noticed our players over commit (fernandes especially) and end up being easy to beat with a fake pass or drop of the shoulder. The first presser shouldn't really be aiming to actually win the ball, just hold them up enough that they panic and pass it away to somebody in a worse position. If you can win it though then obviously that's great too.