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  1. Does the instruction 'roam from position' only apply to making a player available to receive a pass or does it also apply to making himself available to take a shot from a better position?
  2. In what type of situations 'Show onto foot' applies to? Does it apply only when a player is at a shooting situation? I've only used it on strikers having a weaker foot so I'm curious if this instruction also applies to wingers/fullbacks crossing the ball or even central defenders paying from the back?
  3. I was absolutely destroying teams with my attacking formation but after a while, the opponents started parking the bus and hit me on the counters so I switched to patient in order to minimize the risk.
  4. Is there any specific training schedule in order to improve the conversion rate of my chances? I create tons of chances but my PA, IW and IF keep missing (Haaland, Dybala, Ronaldo). I play on a positive mentality, medium to low tempo and I don't use 'Shoot on sight'. If I use 'Work ball into box' my players get shut down easily. Team cohesion and atmosphere are maxed.
  5. Is it beneficial adding multiple PIs to a single player so that I can have more options in attack or is that going to lead to more confusion on the pitch? Example: Setting your central midfielder to shoot more and play risky passes. Thank you in advance.
  6. Hey guys, Should I use the two remaining slots for creating different formations, or use the same formation but with different mentalities and instructions for opponents that are for example more open and opponents who are extremely defensive? Thank you in advance.
  7. I'm playing 4-3-3 with Juventus and I think my attacking potential is fairly decent with the likes of Ronaldo, Haaland, Dybala, Costa, Everton and Bernardeschi. As you already know, teams in Seria A often defend viciously with 11 men behind the ball so it's extremely challenging to break them. I'm doing pretty good with that by playing wide so I stretch them easily. The only issue I have is how to play effectively against teams that tackle very aggressively? I've tried the following but it didn't seem much effective. It only improved the ball movement. - Dribble less. This way my players don't lose the ball often attempting dribbles plus increases teamwork. However, it's getting extremely difficult to penetrate the defense since every cross or pass gets easily blocked. - Dribble more. This only led to more tackles and giving the ball easily so the opponents can counter. - Increase the tempo. It improved the ball movement a lot but still every cross, shot, pass and dribble gets blocked and tackled. - Less creativity. This only led to ineffective penetration since players prefer keeping the ball safe. - More creativity. More creativity and higher tempo seemed extremely risky so players often lose the ball with a stupid pass. Basically, it feels like every defense I play against has prime time Maldini and Baresi and it feels overwhelming. I often end up clueless on how sides with weaker defenders play so easily against Ronaldo, Haaland, Dybala, Costa, Everton and Bernardeschi. Any ideas worth trying to play effectively against hard tackling teams?
  8. If you're looking to exploit space more often, I'd suggest you to set your mentality to attacking in order to match your tempo and the 'directness' of your passes. With attacking mentality, every player takes more risks by pushing into spaces. I believe this way you can create more chances and have fluidity in your movements. In addition, I'd suggest you to set both your fullbacks to attacking because I know how painful this formation can be for attacking more spaces. This way you can stretch your opponents more.
  9. When I'm totally clueless and feel like I probably won't create a single chance, I set the mentality to attacking and increase the tempo as much as I can in order to force attacking plays. This tactic saved my a*s so many times with a random goal when the games were destined to end 0-0. In addition to this, make sure to overload the opponent with numbers by including your fullbacks in attack as well. I play in Seria A so every opponent plays with a deeper defensive line and narrow tactics so it's very difficult to break opponents.
  10. I've noticed that they're defending extremely deep and narrow lately so I tried to stretch the pitch by playing wider. This is one of my main problem against almost every team. Can't create an open chance even by stretching the pitch. Do you think I should instruct my players to run at defense with a higher tempo in order to open up spaces?
  11. I think I found a solution for being closed down so easily. It was basically using a much higher tempo by and still retaining possession by playing short passes.
  12. Yup you're completely right. Usually Costa is is on attack duty because of his pace and low team work and Dybala has a support role so forgot to switch the mezzala's accordingly like in the example above.
  13. Hi guys, I usually prefer to do my own tweaking with my current tactic because I enjoy it, but this time I could definitely use more ideas on how to create more clear goalscoring opportunities. As you can see, I play 4-1-2-3 formation with Juventus but lately it feels like the AI found a 'meta' tactic in a way where I can't create any chances at all. Basically it feels like every defense I play against is prime time Milan with Maldini and Baresi. My players get easily tackled and can't dribble past anyone or create a chance in the final third. This is my second season how I play possession based tactics and I have 74% win ratio but it feels like every goal scored is kinda forced. It's either crosses and headers from corners and freekicks. Somehow I can't create a single clear cut chance in their final third. I've tried experimenting with the following tweaks but nothing works: - Play more attacking - Increase the tempo - Run at defense - More direct passes - Shoot on sight - Hit early crosses Every option I've tried leads to the following: - Lose possession easily - Misplaced through balls - Wingers can't dribble, - Crosses get blocked The only solution that 'somehow' works is overload them with crosses from my fullbacks by overlapping the wings. This is where most of my goals come from. Can you please offer more ideas on what else should I try?
  14. It should make sense since they already have Carvajal and Odrizola. I'd be happy with either one of Hakimi or Odrizola.
  15. Damn, I just realized he's quite physical which is pretty damn good. Thanks for the suggestion.
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