Give these talented narcissists the ball and they will inflict collateral damage, but expect them to chase back the opposing full-back and you've got another thing coming.
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But, there is a way to explain the defensive duties of a winger, without sending them into a coma.
As a former winger himself, England under-20 head coach Peter Taylor knows all about doing the donkey work, just as much as the dynamic attacking play.
In this video he breaks down defending for wingers, even for the most reluctant of luxury wide men.