Thoughts about facing stronger opposition? in Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion Posted September 11, 2019 7 hours ago, Rashidi said: Like Lord Rowell mentioned this is subjective, and it will be different for different kinds of sides. Personally when sides close me down, I just changes one or two roles within my system and bypass their press and get behind them to score. So it really depends on your style of play. Do you want to play yourself out of trouble or do you want to hit them quickly and force them to retreat. Remember they can also counterpress you if they are better. So you could defend well win the ball with a defender, try to play your way out and then get hit by the counter press and then concede. The choice you make depends on your formation and players. What would be the typical roles changes that you make to bypass heavy press? I donno maybe this question is too generic because it depends on formation, instructions and the players but are there some general rules for that or roles that help? I usually make my formation narrower when I have problems with keeping the ball but thats not a lot.