Compact: football tactics explained

Diego Simeone always ensures his team are compact off the ball (Image credit: Getty Images)

“Some analysts are very objective, some are very subjective. But in the first half an hour, he had a point.”

Even when Erik ten Hag was hitting back at Jamie Carragher’s Monday Night Football analysis after a  defeat to Fulham, he had to admit the Liverpool legend had a point.

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Jack Lacey-Hatton
Freelance writer

Jack has worked as a sports reporter full-time since 2021. He previously worked as the Chief Women’s Football Writer at the Mirror, covering the England Women’s national team and the Women’s Super League. Jack has covered a number of major sporting events in recent years including the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the ground in Australia.