The most important points are understanding the difference between individual and team strategies, understanding the difference between one-versus-one tactics and two-versus-one tactics, and understanding all three aspects of the team.
I will also discuss how to prevent your team from becoming the greatest team in history, which is a perfect approach to be at the top of your game.
Start with the spirit
The second step to being the greatest soccer player in the world is to be the best “spirit guy.”
The reason for this is to display a level of dominance and compassion for the sport.
Because the goal of soccer is to demonstrate passion, to show you care about what you are doing and why you are doing it, you must be the best “spirit guy.”
By understanding all three elements of team strategy, it’s possible to be the greatest player in the world.
Learn about the three types of tactics
The first part of the understanding is to understand the three types of tactics and their advantages and disadvantages.
The first tactical option is a one-versus-one tactic. It is also known as a one-on-one and has the goal of separating the opposition defender by controlling the ball.
It is an individualistic, physical, and linear tactic. The goal is to have one person move forward and beat one defender.
It is commonly referred to as being physical or a race.
The second option is a two-versus-one or two-versus-two tactic.
These situations arise when players are pressed together and need to deal with a team of defenders or pressure from the goalkeeper.
These situations call for an advanced teammate to start moving forward to form a two-versus-one formation with the defensive players.
This two-versus-one formation plays an offensive, direct, dynamic, and diagonal game.
This type of tactic helps to surround an opponent and minimize the space given to the opponent, which helps the team avoid defeat or get better scoring chances.
Finally, the third and most challenging tactic is a three-versus-one or three-versus-two tactic.
This tactic involves players moving forward as a group and form a large three-dimensional triangle around the opposition.
This tactic aims to isolate and control the opposition player.
Because of the additional space, this tactic allows a player to be a first-choice attacker, which is the ultimate aim of every soccer player.
The difference between one-versus-one tactics and two-versus-one
To be the best “spirit guy,” you must be the best “one-versus-one guy.”
This is because, in a one-versus-one situation, your opponent is dealing with just one player instead of five players, as in a two-versus-one or three-versus-one situation.
If your opponent is focused on one person, he will not be able to help the other defenders who are trying to make an attack.
You must use every one of your six legs of the sport to attack and defend. To perform well in one-versus-one situations, you must understand the system or rules of the game.
This article focuses on two-versus-one and three-versus-two situations because many other situations arise in soccer.
Think about who you are playing
Before you choose a tactic, it is important to make sure that you understand the situation.
To understand the situation, you must think about who you are playing against. Is it a three-versus-three situation or a three-versus-one?
In the three-versus-one or three-versus-two scenario, you must decide which is the best “three-versus-one guy” to exploit the defender.
You must choose the best option, meaning the one that gives you the best chance of scoring.
A good example of a three-versus-one or three-versus-two situation occurs when you have the two defenders on your side of the pitch and the goalkeeper.
You have three people attacking the goal; however, the one player attacking the side where the goalkeeper is stationed is the three-versus-one guy.
Because the goalie is focusing on the three-versus-one player on the side, he can keep his focus on the two defenders.
Because of this, the two defenders are not attacking the three-versus-one guy.
The three-versus-one guy and the goalkeeper are both focusing on the two attackers on the same side of the pitch, so the two attacking players are working alone.
Defending in the two-versus-one or three-versus-one situation
Defending in a two-versus-one or three-versus-one situation is much different than defending in a one-versus-one or two-versus-one situation.
In a one-versus-one situation, the two defenders are working together, which allows the two attackers to create more attacking opportunities.
In a two-versus-one or three-versus-one situation, defenders are separated from one another.
This means that defenders have to concentrate on protecting their defenders and, at the same time, defending their territory.
To prevent the ball from going into the goal, defenders have to focus on attacking the player with the ball and forcing him to put the ball in the goal.
This can be done by controlling the ball and forcing the attacker to put it in the goal himself, taking away his best chance to score.
As long as defenders are aware of the ball and their role in this situation, the situation is easier to defend.