Delay | deny | dictate


Defensive organisation

This exclusive session from José Mourinho is about defensive organisation, and specifically two points: depth control and double marking. 


Decisive defending

Use this exclusive session to focus on showing the opposition outside from the front, incorporating solid formation play and effective covering of team mates. The emphasis is always on getting the ball to the relative safety of the wing.


Defensive principles

All basic defending principles can be developed and practised with this session, particularly holding up attacks, pushing up from the back, covering over and getting out quickly to meet the wingers.

“I always enjoy talking football and discussing ideas with my fellow managers. I’m really happy to share one of my own training sessions in this issue of Elite Soccer”

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