Guardiola in preparation for the FA Cup final at the weekend
Samba football, of course, is the definition of Brazilian football, but the prefix can win is equally important to Brazilians and Guadiola. The formation of his football concept, of course, is directly related to Cruyffs words and deeds. In the choice of tactics, Guadiolas most fundamental formation is definitely 433.
Over the past two years, I have traveled to the Netherlands many times to realize that in this tulip country, the basic formation of most teams is 433. Two wingers are very important in this aggressive ball control formation.
On the plane back to Manchester after the Premier League championship, Guashuai is still analyzing the 4-1 Brighton video.
433. Full attack and full defence of football, uncontrollable offensive romance. But in the real world, Guardiola, who eats football, sleeps football and dreams football, is more chasing for victory than the attacking division he brought out from Barcelona to Bayern Munich and then to Manchester City.
This Premier League season, there are two cases of game, can highlight Guardiolas caution and change: the last round of the League away to Brighton, everyone feels that Manchester City can easily win, but Guardiola is very cautious. Premier League officials also interpreted the opening formation according to 433, but after the actual start, Manchester City was 4411: Aguero was ahead, Stirling was 9.5, Bernardo Silva and Majeres became two wingers.
This response was due to Brightons strong resistance to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, only a 0-1 defeat. It wasnt until Brighton scored an unexpected header that Guardiola immediately broke the kettle and sank to 433.
Another was at Anfield at the beginning of the season, which was the most stressful stadium for Guardiola, because Liverpools previous season of swirling pressure in the Champions League had left Manchester City unable to cope. So what he put forward was 4411: Aquilotti, David Silva, 9 and a half, Sterling and Majeres as two full-backs. If it hadnt been for Macheleseventual penalty, Manchester City would have scored three points at Anfield, which might have put an end to the Premier League title race this season.
Compared with a year ago, Liverpool, with improved defense, can better control the rhythm, without blindly high-level pressing and fast whirlwind, so the playersphysical energy and energy are better preserved. But what has done better in this respect is Manchester City: in the last 14 consecutive wins, Manchester City won a lot of 1-0. This is an active way to control the rhythm and reduce consumption. This is also Guadiolas low-cost winning model.