- Oct 21, 2013
That's exactly what they do. The board shows who should be where and marking whom and what zone.That's not the point i was making. This is like football 101. Schoolboys follow this on corner kicks. Do you really think we need coaching and management set up for telling our defenders their responsibility. If you look at all the corners we defend, its always the base CM and depending on side, one of our FB is covering for the CB. So obviously management team has a shape in mind while attacking corners. There is nothing Ole or any manager in the world will be able to do if our players just abandon the instructions and start playing freestyle football.
From what I have seen in the past it's always AWB who is the last man in defense.
Now the problem started with Mata and Bruno taking a short corner and then getting AWB involved in it. To make matters worse AWB decided to forget his defensive duties and join the attack.
Yes Ole can't be held immediately responsible for that. But I feel that this part of tactics is not explained or drummed enough into them.
No matter what in a short corner maximum it's two to three touches and then put in the cross.
Then no matter what do your job. The job of AWB was being last defender.