- Apr 12, 2015
Yes agreed. It shouldn't be Fred taking the shot after running from deep i.e when he's not in a set position but we do need to take advantage of the space we create just outside the penalty box. To be fair it's not the actual shot taking, it's making the opponent respect the position you hold there. Do a fake shot, drop the shoulder and try slip someone in or bring it closer and take a shot, place it wide on the overlap etc.On a serious note, from a tactical perspective it’s important that he takes the occasional shot from the edge of the box because it’s important the opposition continue opting to press him on the edge of the area because it creates space and angles for others to exploit. If he chooses to pass every time, the opposition will concentrate on his options rather than his line to goal.
The number of times, where there's clear space or an opening for a good central shot outside the D, which is just overplayed or ignored is baffling.
Most of our attackers are guilty of this.
Rashford does so incredibly well to take on 1-3 players, make the space but then checks his run or try to dribble another. It's mind numblingly frustrating. The space is there! Do an Henry and place it into the far corner. Stop doing that over exaggerated knuckle ball technique i.e shoot as hard as you can with the instep.