Juergen Klopp – Attacking and Defending tactics

Posted in Athanasios Terzis, ENGLISH / Posted By: Peter Schreiner
24
Jan
Jürgen Klopp Attacking and Defending Tactics
Jürgen Klopp Attacking and Defending Tactics

Athansios Terzis will present in this classroom session content out of his exellent book:

He will give a short introduction of the main message of this books and then he will present tactical topics from the content. Each tactical topic will be followed by some drills he will show and explain.

Information about this books

Juergen Klopps Attacking Tactics – Tactical Analysis and Sessions from Borussia Dortmunds 4-2-3-1

This long awaited book contains a full and extensive analysis of Juergen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund team. This tactical blueprint is explained clearly with supporting diagrams, notes and detailed descriptions. This analysis has been used to produce 16 sessions (75 practices) including functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.

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Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics:

  1.   Creating Space On The Flank
  2.   The Centre Forward Creating Space in the Centre
  3.   Creating and Exploiting Space in the 2nd Stage of Attack with Passing Combinations.
  4.   Overloading on the Flank with The Centre Back or Defensive Midfielder
  5.   Passing Combination: Vertical or Diagonal + Square Pass
  6.   Passing Combination with a Third Man Run
  7.   Long Passes in Behind the Defence
  8.   Switching Play
  9.   Direct Positive Transition
  10.   Indirect Positive Transition with a Forward Pass
  11.   Indirect Positive Transition with a Switch of Play

Borussia Dortmund are a very exciting team that play at a high tempo with a good style and fluidity. Jurgen Klopp has led his Borussia Dortmund team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League final in 2013.

Juergen Klopps Defending Tactics – Tactical Analysis and Sessions B. Dortmunds 4-2-3-1

The Defending part of this book contains a full and extensive analysis of Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund team. This tactical blueprint is explained clearly with supporting diagrams, notes and detailed descriptions.

This defending analysis has been used to produce 14 sessions (53 practices) including functional practices, opposed/unopposed zone play, transition games, game situations and small sided games.

Tactical Analysis Coaching Topics:

  1.    Pressing Against Teams With Two Defensive Midfielders (4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1)
  2.    Creating Superiority In Numbers And Blocking All Passing Options (Centre Forward Is First Defender)
  3.    Ultra Offensive Pressing
  4.    Pressing Against The 4-3-3 Formation
  5.    Blocking The Vertical / Inside Passes And Forcing The Ball Wide
  6.    Defending In The Middle Third
  7.    Preventing Through Balls
  8.    Defending Near The Sideline
  9.    Switching From Passive Defending To Pressing
  10.   Defending Against Teams With A Three Man Defence
  11.    Defending In The Defensive Third

Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund are a very successful team that focus on high tempo pressing, preventing through balls and preparing for the transition from attack to defence when in possession. Jürgen Klopp has led his team to two Bundesliga titles, one German cup and the Champions League Final in 2013.

Session and Practice Topic Samples:

  1.    Applying Pressure on the Goalkeeper and the Centre Back, Preventing Passes Inside and Forcing the Ball Wide
  2.    Pressing High Up the Pitch, Forcing the Ball Inside and Blocking Potential Passes in a Dynamic Zonal Game
  3.    Applying Immediate Pressure on Midfielders (Prevent Them From Turning) in a Dynamic Zonal Practice
  4.    Pressing Centre Backs, Preventing Through Balls and Forcing the Ball Wide in a 6 Zone Dynamic Practice
  5.    Preventing Through Balls with Good Decision Making and Cohesive Movement in a Dynamic 8 v 7 SSG
  6.    Defending Near the Sideline in a 9 v 9 Dynamic Small Sided Game With Side Zones
  7.    Switching from Passive Defending to Pressing and Creating a Strong Side in a 2 Phase Dynamic SSG
  8.    Retaining Superiority In Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 in a 6 v 4 Dynamic 4 Zone Transition Game
  9.    Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 in a Simple 2 Zone 4 v 2 Practice
  10.   Retaining Balance in the Midfield Line to Prepare for the Transition From Attack to Defence 6 v 6 Zonal Game
  11.   Retaining Balance Near the Sideline to Prepare for the Negative Transition in a Dynamic 8 Zone Transition Game
  12.   Retaining Safety Players when Building Up Play in a Dynamic 4 Zone 9 v 10 Transition Game

Book Contents

CHAPTER 1: BORUSSIA DORTMUND IN THE DEFENSIVE PHASE
CHAPTER 2: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-4-2 / 4-2-3-1

  1.      Defending Tactical Situation 1: Applying Pressure On the Goalkeeper
  2.      Defending Tactical Situation 2: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back During the Pressing Application
  3.      Defending Tactical Situation 3: Ultra Offensive Pressing
  4.      Defending Tactical Situation 4: Ultra Offensive Pressing: Defending Against a Long Pass Towards the Advanced Full Back

CHAPTER 3: PRESSING AGAINST THE 4-3-3
CHAPTER 4: PRESSING AGAINST THE 3-4-3
CHAPTER 5: DEFENDING IN THE MIDDLE THIRD

  1.  Defending Tactical Situation 5: Putting Pressure on Midfielders Positioned Between the Lines
  2.  Defending Tactical Situation 6: Preventing Through Balls
  3.  Defending Tactical Situation 7: The Defenders’ Reaction to Through Balls
  4.  Defending Tactical Situation 8: Defending Near the Sideline
  5.  Defending Tactical Situation 9: Defending the Forward Run of the Full Back on the Weak Side
  6.  Defending Tactical Situation 10: Defending Against Teams with a Three Man Defence
  7.  Defending Tactical Situation 11: Dealing with the Extensive Shift of a Centre Back Towards the Sideline (Covering the Position)

CHAPTER 6: DEFENDING IN THE DEFENSIVE THIRD
CHAPTER 7: THE TRANSITION FROM ATTACK TO DEFENCE

  1.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 1: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-4-2 Formation
  2.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 2: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-2-3-1 Formation
  3.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 3: Retaining Superiority in Numbers at the Back Against the 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1, 4-3-1-2 and 3-4-1-2
  4.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 4: Retaining Balance in Midfield
  5.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 5: Retaining Balance Near the Sideline
  6.  Negative Transition Tactical Situation 6: Retaining a Safety Player

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