“Defenders Made in Bielsa” — How Marcelo Bielsa coaches his Defensive Principles Examined.

“Attack wins you games, Defence wins you titles.”

The “Partial Libero” concept:

N.B: A “Libero” in a Marcelo Bielsa team is effectively what is commonly viewed as the Spare Defensive Man. Or if you prefer more specifically, the +1 alluded to in the ASAW Press-Cover article.

The Marriage Between Timing & Anticipating:

How to Defensively Resolve Being in Numerical Inferiority:

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts

Examples of Leeds’ Defensive Transitions in their last 5 games of the 2019–20 season. Taken from an outstanding overall summary of that period inside Riccardo Marchioli’s tactical report.



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