The following video outlines the pressure pocket that the team is attempting to force their opponent into. Under normal circumstances when your opponent has a throw in deep in their defensive third, you will abandon low pressure and attempt to pin them in while winning the throw in. In the case of the video below, this is the first instance that the team has played low pressure and they have not been given conditional situations as to when not to drop behind the line (e.g. the opponent has a throw-in deep in their defensive third or the forward can get immediate pressure on the back that is facing his or her own goal). In the video, the target does a decent job of keeping the opponent’s left back going towards the sideline as she approaches the line of confrontation, but gets a bit ambitious and attempts to win the ball. This time, the target gets away with it, but she must be more disciplined in order to prevent the defender from cutting her and swinging the ball around the back. The right wide player takes a straight line approach to the left back and exposes a passing lane to the opponent’s defensive midfielder (pause the video before you see the left back release the ball and you will see the passing lane inside to the defensive midfielder). This can be avoided if the right wide player takes a bent run approach to the opponent (this also would open the pressure pocket up and make it more inviting, but the opponent still plays the ball there anyways).  To the left (off the screen) the backs are transitioning to three and releasing the right back. The right back is there to tackle the ball away from the opponents left midfielder, but a split second too late to win it and counterattack.

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One response to “4-5-1 Low Pressure Force Outside Part 2”

  1. Kelly says:

    Good job i really like it im using this with my team

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