ThisFULL COLOURbook provides a full tactical analysis ofDiego Simeone's 4-4-2 Defending Tactics (123 Tactical Situations)for you the coach to learn from one of the best defensive coaches in the world.
Tactical organisation is the key to Atlético Madrid’s success during Diego Simeone’s reign. He has built awinning cultureof commitment, passion, aggressiveness and commitment, and a winning game plan based onexcellent defensive organisation. They are extremely difficult to break down, even by the top attacking sides, likeBarcelona,Real MadridandLiverpool, and have consistently been one of the toughest teams to play against in the whole of Europe.
Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madridhave used these defending tactics to achieve great success when competing against teams with far greater resources.
Examples of their incredible Success Against All Odds
La Liga Winners(2014)
UEFA Champions League Runners-up(2014 + 2016)
UEFA Europa League Winners(2012 + 2014)
UEFA Super CupWinners(2012 + 2018)
Copa Del Rey(2013)
Fewest Goals Conceded in La Liga(2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
Most Clean Sheets in La Liga(2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
Athanasios Terzis is aUEFA 'A' Licence Coachand has used thetactical analysis of Diego Simeone's Atlético Madridto produce47 Practices and Variations.
You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Diego Simeone’s defending tactics and implement them into your training sessions.
Emulate, Practice and Apply Diego Simeone’s Defensive Tactics
47Practices & Variations
Each Tactical Situation has analysis ofDiego Simeone’s Atlético Madriddefending tactics and is followed by practices to help you adapt the tactics into your training sessions for your team.
Tactical Analysis and Session Topic Examples:
How the Centre Backs Defend the Forwards' Movements
Rear Block's Positioning and Movements to Control Wide Areas
Pressing High Up the Pitch (from the Goalkeeper)
Positioning of the Forwards to Prepare for Counter Attacks
Counter-Pressing After Losing Possession During Combination Play
Defensive Line Controlling Gaps Between Centre Backs and Full Backs
Rear Block's Defensive Reactions After Wide Players Receive
Controlling Wide Areas with the Rear Block in a Functional Practice
Compact Midfield Line Blocking Through Passes in a Functional Game
Negative Transition After Losing Possession in a Conditioned Game