ThinkZebras Posted October 28, 2020 Share Posted October 28, 2020 (edited) Hi, I have a problem with my CBs and FBs/WBs - my keeper is set to distribute to CBs, but quite often my CBs/FBs don't pass the ball further up the pitch, but rather stand just outside own box and let the pressing opposition take the ball and run at my keeper (luckily, the 1v1 coversion is not that high in FM, but I have still lost quite a few points due to such mistakes). Is this due to some tactics settings or are they just really bad? I am playing a shorter passing play with a DM (4-1-2-3) or sometimes 4-2-3-1 with at least one CM set as DLP, instructions to dribble less, so they always have plenty options how to not just stand there and lose the ball. I have tried setting the team to train a lot of "ball retention" sessions, even setting some CBs/FBs individual training to "ball control", but it doesn't seem to help, even though theirs stats are improving in corresponding areas. How can I avoid this lost possession in effect creating a clear-cut chance for the (much weaker) opposition? Should I e.g. directly instruct them to play through middle/left/right so that they know they are supposed to pass the ball forward? Are there any player stats that influence this? The video shows what I mean, many options to pass the ball, but the player rather turns back and loses possession. It is common with my 2* or 4* players just alike. This time my FBs are set to defend/attack, typically I use them on support though when it happens (I think). EDIT: Also, I am fighting my players not to be complacent quite a bit due to a good run (17 unbeaten now), might that be an issue? (I always say I expect a performance when the assistant raises concerns before match). 2020-10-28 13-47-05 (online-video-cutter.com).mp4 Edited October 28, 2020 by ThinkZebras 1 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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