Football Tactics for Beginners: The Makelele Role

Very rarely are football terms named after the footballers themselves, one example is of course the famousCruyff turn,but the most famous of our generation is “The Makelele Role”. ...
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Juan Mata who was once already sold by Jose Mourinho heads the list along with compatriot Ander Herrera. Mata who has been disappointing for United this season was not favoured by Mourinho at Chelsea too. Mourinho likes his players to be physical with lots of energy and discipline to defend as well. Oscar was preferred to Mata at Chelsea as the number 10 as the Brazillian’s pressing and energy levels were at much higher levels than that of Mata.

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