Pep Guardiola at Barcelona employed the 6-second rule to pressing especially in the final third. He believed that a short intensive burst of pressing in the immediate 6-seconds after losing the ball was most likely to force the opponent into making a mistake in possession, as they were unable to gain composure without time on the ball to relax. The players apply immediate pressing upon losing possession only under specific circumstances. This was a tactical solution that needed an accurate and coordinated movement from all the players. The players near to the ball were instructed to quickly press the player in possession, while the rest of their teammates created a compact block around them and close all near passing lines. This
"We won, but so what? When there were players who touched the ball three times today. Our responsibility is DEVELOPMENT. So we must play 4 v 4 and 7 v 7 with plenty of time and space to learn combinations. skills, awareness and smartness" - Rinus Michels  In our obsessive desire to win, many times we forget to enjoy the success of progress and the long-term development. The purpose of this text is to view small sided and proportionately scaled games as a way of developing the proper technical ability and mental skills that will allow them to compete and succeed in the adult game. What is a Small Sided Games? The following is a very simple explanation of what is a Small
"Blaugrana" has put on the table the names of players who do not seem to be considered as part of the team for the new season. Reports in Italy are "talking" for a finalized agreement between Barcelona and Miralem Pjanic. The Juventus ace wants to leave Turin and is said to have said "yes" to a proposal from the Catalans to continue his career there. However, he is committed to a contract with the "Old Lady" who does not seem willing to let him go for crumbs. According to the report, the "Blaugrana" have put on the negotiating table the names of players who are not considered as vital members of the team, with the first being that of Ivan Rakitis, who has long
Neutral stadiums or … finally the season in the Premier League. According to the head of the coaching association, Richard Bevan, there is no other option than to hold the remaining matches of the first category in neutral stadiums. Any other scenario should be omitted, and if the above proposal is not implemented then the season will go for a final termination and cancellation. At least 14 of the 20 teams must vote in favor of this proposal for neutral stadiums. At the same time, Bevan said that a long time has passed and there is pressure, which essentially means that in Monday's teleconference, where there will be a vote, a final decision will have to be made. As for the plans for
Newcastle's first move will be to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to be their next manager. Contacts between the two sides have progressed, with the former Tottenham coach being "hot" in sitting on the bench of Newcastle in the new season. In fact, information from Spanish media mentions that, along with the Argentine coach, Philippe Coutinho, who is Tottenham's main transfer target, may also come to London. It is worth mentioning that the two of them had collaborated in 2012 in Espanyol. The Brazilian international will hardly continue at Bayern, who, if they want to keep him in their squad, will have to pay Barcelona around 120 million euros. Inter, Paris Saint-Germain, and several English clubs have shown interest in Philippe Coutinho
Broadcasting matches from a free channel is a possibility that concerns the teams of the Premier League, where another option has been added to their list. The reason for Youtube. YouTube will broadcast free Premier League games with its resumption. According to the plan of the people of the English League, from the remaining 92 games, they will be broadcast by the two subscribers who have the rights, BT Sport and Sky Sports, but also by Youtube, for the fans to watch some games for free.