Feedback please in Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion Posted June 24 1 hour ago, Experienced Defender said: First off, if you play with a regista, then you need much better defensive protection around him. Now, here are the instructions I would immediately remove: - narrow width and focus play through the middle (these two TIs are forcing your attacks into the area(s) of the pitch where most of the opposition are going to pack with players) - extremely urgent pressing (very risky defensively, as it tends to disrupt your defensive shape, which the opposition can exploit via counter-attacks; use a split-block instead) - Underlap right (with IFsu and WBat, you already have a natural overlap; if you want a natural underlap, then use IWBat and Wsu; plus, underlaps and overlaps both increase the fullback/wing-backs' mentality, making your already shaky defensive setup even more risky) - Underlap left (with an attacking mezzala, you need a more conservative fullback in order to protect the flank) The instruction I would add: - distribute to FBs, in addition to CBs (so that the keeper would have more options available) Regarding roles and duties, I wouldn't play the identical roles and duties on both wings. There are different combos that can work well (e.g. IFsu/Wat; IFsu/IFat). To cut a long story short, here is an example of how you may set up a 4141dm wide tactic utilizing a regista in a nice way: F9/DLFsu IFsu IFat MEZat CMsu REG FBsu CDde CDde IWBde SKsu I think Positive mentality would be a better choice for a top team like Milan. Team instructions: - shorter passing, play out of defence, work ball into box, be more expressive, overlap right - counter, counter-press, distribute to CBs and FBs - higher DL, higher LOE, default pressing urgency, prevent short GKD, use offside trap The reason the fullbacks are a lot more conservative than in your initial tactic is - the regista. As I said, he is not a defensive-minded DM, so it's essential to surround him with enough players that can defend, while at the same time providing passing options in attacking build-ups. As a sort of "counter-measure", the mentality is raised to Positive and the Overlap on the right flank is also added to slightly boost the mentality of the IWB on defend. Without a regista, the tactic would look differently, of course. Thank you. I will try out a few of your changes!