Tactical innovation is a necessary phenomenon in football and coaches must be prepared to adapt their approaches in the pursuit of glory.
There have been many different formations and game philosophies in the history of the game, from totaalvoetball popularized in the Netherlands in the 1970s to Jurgen Klopp’s ‘heavy metal football’.
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certain formations have come and gone over the years, notably the 3-5-2 became increasingly popular in the late 2010s as an antidote to spain’s tiki-taka and barcelona’s pep guardiola.
Among the most important components in a 3-5-2 formation (or any configuration with three defenders) are the full-backs, and the players who can play in that position have many responsibilities.
so what exactly is the role of the winger and how does it differ from that of a winger? goal brings you everything you need to know.
what is a lateral in football?
The full-back position in football is essentially a mix of full-back and winger. they play on both sides of the defense, helping to provide width to a team.
A player playing in the winger position is expected to go forward as much as possible to help the attack, but should also go back to help the defence.
It is a very demanding position from a physical point of view given the terrain that must be covered on the wing, so the full-backs must have a lot of stamina and general strength.
In addition to being able to get up and down the wing at great speed, one of the main functions of a full-back is to supply crosses into the box or passes to the attacking line.
However, a full-back must also possess defensive attributes, such as good tackling ability and strong positional awareness – knowing when to drop deep or push forward down the line. right. time.
While full-backs are commonly used in 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 formations, such as those used by Antonio Conte, they can also be a feature of teams that play with a four-defence, in a 4 – 4-2 or 4-3-3 for example.
liverpool’s 2019-20 premier league winning team under jurgen klopp lined up 4-3-3, but full-backs trent alexander-arnold and andy robertson pressed so high that they were effectively sideways.
in fact, alexander-arnold and robertson set up a combined 25 goals for the reds on their way to the title that campaign, while scoring six between them.
brazil also fielded a four-back defense with two flying full-backs, essentially full-backs, in the form of roberto carlos and cafu on their way to world cup success in 2002.
what is the difference between a lateral and a lateral?
Full-backs and full-backs play more or less on the same part of the pitch, but there are key differences between roles within a system.
The main difference is that a full back has more license to attack, while a full back has more emphasis on defence.
While full-backs can be encouraged to come forward and help attack at times, full-backs are expected to dictate the width of their team’s attack.
When Tottenham signed matt doherty from Wolves in 2020, he arrived in North London as a player who had played solely as a full-back for the previous three seasons.
however, he has been deployed as a full-back for spurs as well as internationally for the republic of ireland.
Reflecting on the difference in positions, Doherty told reporters: “When you play as a full-back, you don’t really have to defend as much. As a full-back, you have to defend properly.”
“You have a lot of one on ones and you have a lot of players behind you [on the wing], so you have to be connected at all times. Your body position and everything about it defensively is totally different.”