Possession Extract

The story of the secret footballer is a recommendation for any footballing freak, one of the extracts which I shall adapt to suit a coach.

It was in reference on how at the time of writing England national team were so behind the times, stats from the England vs Italy game showed that highest number of passes completed was Joe hart at 48 against Pirlo’s 112.

There are four reason’s why possession in so important.

  • The opposition don’t have it.
  • Opposition get tired pressing/chasing.
  • Chance to “rest in possession”
  • Option to probe and move.