It's the year 2022 in my game and I'm in my third year with Schalke, having had numerous years of previous success with Arsenal. Throughout the save I have predominantly played with a 4-1-4-1 defensive system inspired by Cleons articles with great success. However, I decided in the last half of my previous system that I wanted to shift to a 4-4-1-1.
Now, although I achieved my goal of winning the Bundesliga and German Cup, my team were producing less than inspiring performances and I only just won the league by a point. It seems that I can't really figure out what I want to do with this tactic and how to make it successful.
The idea behind my previous tactic one was to have a solid defensive base whilst catching the opposition off guard and breaking fast, which is similar to what I want to achieve with this tactic, but with the inclusion of an attacking midfielder I'd like to maybe try a more possession based game reminiscent of a real life Arsenal for example.
I'm not the type of manager who analyses the matches inside and out to find out the perfect tactic, which is probably something I should do but I'm not very good at spotting weaknesses at all, I tend to just go with the flow and hope for the best a lot of the time! If any of you could help me improve my tactic, or tell me where I've gone wrong it would be greatly appreciated, thanks .
Here are the images of my tactic: