Tactical situation to improve the decision making about when to create a numeric superiority or when to keep being a support in an intermediate distance.
When we win the ball back when defending a team which presses us after losing the ball, we will need to connect with the free man playing behind the rivals’ back.
Do you know Liverpool’s Henderson Rondo? It is an interesting conditioning in order to reach a maximum pressure from the first pass.
To control the game pace we need the players to dominate the offensive tactical principals of delaying, change of pace etc.
Is it easy to practice the counterattack? ¿Is it easy to defend teams that use the counterattack as a style of play? The counterattack could either be your most preferred playing system or not, but, your players need to know what to do when facing a team using counterattack.
When winning the ball back, we take it out of a pressing zone, we reorganize and we try to break a defensive line. All of this with the need for a a good body shape to advance on the field.
To be fast but not rushing! This is a provocation rule which will improve the decision making in order to adapt the pace and the game speed.
To attack a team that has already came back in shape and uses the counterattack as their way of attacking. High level of learning in vigilances and in offensive and defensive transitions.
Individual challenges and basic offensive and defensive micro-associations
The fact of facing offensive freedom (continuous decision making) to two defensive lines will develop multiple defensive tactical concepts