The ball is round, the pitch is… Hexagonal?! — A look at the question: has coaching continued to evolve alongside football?

Mikel Arteta (1:34 in) on the benefits of the positions that are taken up in a hexagonal pitch.
The position of Leroy Sané in the buildup to the goal. Key to his eventual involvement.
  • Tuchel’s: Sharp diagonal balls to arrive from back to front quicker/more aggressively.
  • Arteta’s: Create superiority inside + be able to receive the ball facing up the goal.

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Daniel Fraiz-Martinez

Daniel Fraiz-Martinez

“I’ve finally accepted myself for who I am: a beggar for good football. I go about the world, hand’s outstretched… & when it happens, I give thanks for it!”