Football Tactics For Beginners- The False 10

In recent times the traditional No 10 position has been losing its importance with managers opting for either multi-functional players playing in that role or...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

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It is pretty evident from this video that De Bruyne has completely bought into Pep’s philosophy and tactics. Currently, City’s whole team is in sync with what Pep wants from them and it is showing on the pitch. Whether this team will match up with what Pep’s Barcelona side did, remains to be seen but certainly at the moment they are the best in England. Hopefully this video will encourage more and more players to come forward and talk about tactics which will give us a completely different perspective into how football is played.

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