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Old 24-02-2016, 12:12   #54
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Originally Posted by mariolovesjammin View Post
As opposed to any other system with fullbacks and wingers? (4-3-3, 4-2-3-1)

If a winger is caught out of position in a 4-4-2, the other team can overload your fullbacks and maybe drag your CMs wide and create space in the middle.
It's vital, more than in any other system, to maintain the shape in a 4-4-2. Current Atletico, Sacchi's Milan, even Leicester this year have had success because they've been disciplined positionally in defense.

The wingers have much less defensive responsibilities when there's an extra mid to cover them, for example in a 4-3-3 (Barca and Messi).

Also Beckham and Giggs did a lot of running.
good post
Agreed mostly...but Becks and Giggs hardly defended. How old were you in '99?

#Expertz on Roma:
Originally Posted by Sage
I don't think even conte can make this clown a good defender. worst defender we've ever had
Originally Posted by necromancer
Musa is better than Romagnoli.
on Berto:
Originally Posted by necromancer
Berto … could be to us for the next 5 years, what Marchisio is to Juve.

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