Gary Neville: How to overrun the defence


Four attackers are positioned just beyond the halfway line, with three defenders stationed along the 18-yard-box. The coach stands in the centre circle with a ball.


The coach passes the ball to one of the attackers – in this case player B (see video). The attacking players must now try to break through the defence and score. Attacker A makes a run around the outside of defender A to create space for a shot. Attacker A takes advantage of the overload and drives through the gap to take a shot at goal.

Key points

•    Spread out and stretch the defence
•    Draw the defenders out of position
•    Wide player makes run outside the defender
•    Take advantage of the space and shoot

Neville was talking at an event for Vauxhall, the England sponsor. Keep up to date with news and comps at, @VauxhallEngland

Also see:
Play like Spain: Master the 1 v 1
Play like Spain: Fast combinations: Part one
Play like Spain: Fast combinations: Part two
Play like Spain: Pass under pressure
Play like Spain: Make the killer pass
Play like Spain: Fast finishing
Play like Spain: Training guides

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