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I have created a new gegenpress based tactic after being successful with my previous wing play tactic. Here are some ss regarding the tactic:
Hi managers Lately i have been trying out something new, and to a sort of mixed success. I played Bari up to Serie A using this tactic 50 % of the time, but there are some aspects i'm struggling with. The idea is to use a Regista to run the middle of the park completely ( Dahoud is not my main man for this job, but international duty and Tonali still being very young forced this for now ) Next to him i want to run a halfback, that will sneak in between the central defenders and that way widen up the back, allowing my wingbacks to play very aggressively and further up the pitch. Defensively i have found this work incredible, and my issues are mainly going forward. I've asked my inside forwards to sit narrower and let wingbacks fill in on the outside. My main concerns are what role to play my CM as and what type of football to play. CM Attacking doesn't feel optimal, but i can't play a mezzala without causing assymetry. I suppose i could put the Mezzala in front of the half back maybe? Also. What kind of playstyle would benefit my Regista? A possession based slow football, or vertical tiki taka for quick flaired space-balls? My main issue with the slow pace i am trying now with Dortmund is that my wingers are rapid, absolutely rapid. And i feel like the low pace could hold them back from doing what they do best? Any input would be appreciated, i really want to make this regista/half back combination work but going forward i feel like something is missing, the movement in midfield is a bit clumsy and might prohibit my regista a little bit. Last of all, are there any individual trais i could benefit from running this tactic for a long time? Mainly for my 3 midfielders. Cheers for reading, lets theorycraft!