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Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid:
A Tactical Analysis - Attacking & Defending

A Chance for You to Learn Mourinho's 4-2-3-1
System of Play, Tactics, Each Player’s Responsibilities,
Positioning & Movement With Every Possible Phase of Play

The long awaited study of Jose Mourinho’s tactics is finally here with an extensive analysis of his Real Madrid team’s 4-2-3-1 formation.

You can now see a full analysis of Real Madrid’s attacking and defending tactics which have been so important to their success. They scored 121 goals in La Liga and this book shows Real’s 4-2-3-1 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible phase of play.

The attacking phase was key for Real Madrid and the main features were creating width, maintaining superiority in numbers around the ball zone, long diagonal passes, in/out swinging crosses from the flank and Ronaldo’s efficiency in front of goal.

The defensive phase was key for Real Madrid and the main features were applying pressure near the opposition’s penalty area to regain the ball, aggressive zonal marking across the whole pitch, using intelligent positioning to double mark opposing players and Xabi Alonso’s great tactical awareness.

Terzis Athanasios is a Tactical Professor of Football and has compiled an extensive assessment of Real Madrid’s defensive play after over 1000 hours of studying all the games from the 2011-12 season. Real Madrid won the La Liga title, beating Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, one of the most successful club sides in history, by 9 points.

Both Attacking and Defending books starts with the characteristics of the players and builds into a comprehensive overview of the attacking and defensive tactics employed with clear diagrams and detailed descriptions.


This gives you a unique opportunity to use the same 4-2-3-1
pattern of plays that Jose Mourinho's used for his winning
Real Madrid team.. Integrate them into your sessions Now!
This Attacking and Defending
2-book set includes:
  • Pages: 530
  • Diagrams: 681
  • Coaching Topics: 234
  • Printed: B/W
See full coaching topics below:

What's Included in the ATTACKING Part of this Book
  • 3 Stages of the Build up & the Target Areas
  • Movement with and without the Ball
  • Retaining Possession in the Central Zone
  • Central Midfield Passing Options
  • Switching Play
  • Passing Combinations after Long Pass
  • Transition from Defense to Attack
  • Counter Attacking
  • Plus a lot more - See Full Book Contents below
What's Included in the DEFENDING Part of this Book
  • Strategies used to counter specific formations
    (the 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-3-2-1, and the 5-4-1).
  • Goal Side Marking and Tracking Runs: Providing Security
  • Pressure, Cover, Support and Pressing
  • Closing Passing Options inside: Forcing Play down the Line
  • Defending from set-pieces
  • Plus a lot more - See Full Book Contents below

Don’t miss this unbelievable chance for you to learn Jose Mourinho’s 4-2-3-1, how the team play and adapt their tactics to all conceivable situations. Their attacking and defensive play is key to their great success and the blueprint is available right here for you to learn and apply the same tactics for your team.

ATTACKING Book Contents
How the Phases of Play were produced for this Book
How to use use this Content in your Practices and Sessions
How to use use this Content in your Practices and Sessions
Example Practice
Practice Progression
Introduction

Chapter 1
The Characteristics of Real Madrid players
  • The Players
  • Jose Mourinho
  • Real Madrid’s First 11 and Player positions in the 4-2-3-1 System of Play

    Chapter 2
    Real Madrid in the four phases of the game
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase
  • Real Madrid in the Transition from Attack to Defence
  • Real Madrid in the Attacking Phase
  • Real Madrid in the Transition from Defence to Attack

  • Chapter 3
    Real Madrid in the Attacking Phase
  • Real Madrid’s Formations during the Attacking Phase
  • The Width on the Left Is Created by the Winger
  • The Width on the Right Is Created by the Winger
  • Playing with 2 Forwards
  • Both the Winger and the Full Back Create Width
  • The Centre Forward Drops Deep on the Strong Side
  • Central Defender Build up Play from the Back
  • The 3 Stages of the Build up & the Target Areas
  • The Target Areas
  • Retaining the Team’s Balance during the Build up
  • Positioning: Creating the Correct Shapes
  • Movement with and without the Ball
  • Forwards: Rotating Positions

  • Chapter 4
    Real Madrid during the Build up
  • Real Madrid during the Build up Play on the Left Side with the Width Created by the Full Back
  • Numerical Superiority in the Centre
  • Defensive Midfielder’s Passing Options
  • Full Back’s Movement inside
  • Creating Space to Receive on the Left Flank
  • Receiving with Your Back to Goal
  • Long Passes to Advancing Full Backs
  • Rhombus/diamond Shape in the Central Zone
  • Defensive Midfielder’s Positioning
  • Starting the Build up through the Centre with the Width Created by the Full Backs
  • Retaining Possession in the Central Zone
  • Alonso’s Role: Covering in Defence
  • Developing the Build up Play through the Centre
  • Defensive Midfielder at the Base of the Rhombus Shape
  • Decision Making in the Final Third
  • Starting the Build up on the Right with the Width Created by the Full Back
  • The Right Winger Dropping Deep to Maintain Possession
  • Centre Forward Receiving on the Flank
  • Movement without the Ball: Creating Space
  • Diagonal Runs in the Final Third
  • Central Midfielder’s Forward Runs
  • Deep Movement: Creating Space in behind
  • Central Midfield Passing Options
  • 2 v 1 Attacking Down the Flank
  • Central Midfield Passing Options (2)
  • Correct Positioning When the Central Midfielder Has Possession
  • Starting the Build up on the Left with Both the Full Back and the Winger Creating Width
  • 2 v 2 Attacking Down the Left Flank
  • Switching Play to the Right Flank
  • Ronaldo’s Driving Runs from the Left
  • Attacking Midfielder Receiving Vertical Passes from Central Defenders
  • Attacking Midfielder: Dropping Deep to Receive
  • Starting the Build up on the Right with Both the Winger and the Full Back Creating Width
  • Wingers Movement inside without the Ball
  • Limited Space in between the Midfield and Defensive Lines
  • Full Back’s Advancing Run
  • Receiving in the ‘Passing Lane’
  • Switching Play to the Left Flank
  • Right Winger’s inside Runs
  • Starting the Build up on the Left with the Width Created by the Winger
  • Switching Play from the Right to the Left
  • Full Back’s Overlapping Runs on the Flank
  • Diagonal Runs in behind the Defensive Line
  • The Full Back Creating Space for the Winger
  • One Touch Combination Play on the Left
  • Ronaldo’s Final Pass in behind the Defence
  • Starting the Build up on the Right with the Width Created by the Winger
  • The Right Winger Receiving the Ball Deep on the Flank
  • Chapter 5
    Combinations after a Long Pass towards the Weak Side of the Opposition
  • The Long Pass is Directed towards the Left Side and the Full Back Provides Width
  • Long Pass: Switching Play to the Left Back with Time and Space
  • The Long Pass is Directed towards the Left and the Winger Provides the Width
  • Ronaldo in Space on the Left Flank
  • The Full Back in the Final Third
  • Full Back’s Overlapping Run on the Left Flank
  • Centre Forward Runs in behind the Right Back
  • The Long Pass towards the Left with Both the Full Back and the Winger Providing Width
  • Positioning for the Negative Transition
  • Diagonal Runs/Passes in the Final Third
  • The Long Pass Is Directed towards the Right and the Full Back Provides Width
  • Right Winger with Back to Goal on the Flank
  • Centre Forward Runs in behind the Left Back
  • The Long Pass Is Directed towards the Right and the Winger Provides Width
  • Right Back’s Overlapping Runs on the Flank
  • Outnumbering the Opposition on the Flank
  • Long Diagonal Pass to the Centre Forward
  • Building up from the Back Using a Long Ball

  • Chapter 6
    Transitions
  • Retaining Possession
  • Applying Immediate Pressure When Possession Is Lost
  • Defensive Midfielder Maintaining Balance and Cohesion
  • The Negative Transition
  • Winning the Ball Back in the Central Zone
  • When Immediate Regaining of Possession is Not Possible
  • Preventing the Switch of Play
  • Safety Players
  • Team Cohesion: Regaining Possession
  • Safety Players: The Left Side
  • Regaining Possession in the Centre of the Field
  • Safety Players: Ronaldo’s Driving Runs
  • Limiting Passing Options for the New Ball Carrier
  • Safety Players: Full Back’s inside Movement
  • Winning the Ball Back in an Advanced Wide Position
  • Safety Players: Alonso’s Covering on the Left Side
  • Keeping the Opposition near the Sideline
  • Safety Players: In the Centre of the Field
  • Losing Possession near the Opposition Penalty Area
  • Safety Players: Advanced Supporting Positions
  • Losing Possession near the Opposition Penalty Area (2)
  • Safety Players: Supporting the Forward
  • Cohesion: Closing down in Numbers
  • Safety Players: The Right Side
  • Safety Players: Inside Right Positions
  • Creating a 5v2 Numerical Advantage around the Ball Zone
  • Safety Players: The Right Flank
  • Tracking Runners on a Counter Attack
  • Safety Players: The Right Flank (2)
  • Tracking Runners on a Counter Attack (2)
  • Safety Players: Alonso’s Covering Position
  • Ensuring Superiority in Numbers at the Back
  • Safety Players: Khedira’s Advanced Position
  • Shifting across into Covering Positions
  • Safety Players: Support Play near the Penalty Area
  • Superiority in Numbers High up the Pitch
  • Safety Players: Near to the Byline
  • Positioning for Clearances from Crosses

  • Transition from Defence to Attack
  • Switching Play from the Strong Side to the Weak Side
  • Transition to the Final Attacking Stage
  • Applying Immediate Pressure on the Ball Carrier
  • Pressing near the sideline: Quick Counter Attack
  • Counter Attack from a Defensive Clearance


  • Chapter 7
    Real Madrid's Attacking from Set Pieces
  • Corner Kicks
  • Free Kicks near the Sideline
  • Playing with 10 Men
  • Conclusion

    DEFENDING Book Contents
    How the Phases of Play were produced for this Book
    How to use use this Content in your Practices and Sessions
    How to use use this Content in your Practices and Sessions
    Example Practice
    Practice Progression
    Introduction

    Chapter 1
    The Characteristics of Real Madrid players
  • The Players
  • Jose Mourinho
  • Real Madrid’s First 11 and Player positions in the 4-2-3-1 System of Play

    Chapter 2
    Real Madrid in the four phases of the game
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase
  • Real Madrid in the Transition from Attack to Defence
  • Real Madrid in the Attacking Phase
  • Real Madrid in the Transition from Defence to Attack

  • Chapter 3
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase
  • No Risky (Goal Side Marking)
  • Aggressive Marking
  • Defensive Positions in a Closed Ball Situation
  • Defending a Winger’s Wide Positioning
  • Transition from a Closed Ball Situation to an Open Ball Situation
  • The Back Four Defending an Open Ball Situation
  • Situations When the Aggressive Marking of the Forwards Was Not Possible
  • Maintaining Safety and Balance in an Open Ball Situation: Central Midfielder in Space
  • Goal Side Marking and Tracking Runs: Providing Security
  • Providing Cover When Using Aggressive Marking
  • Abandoning Aggressive Marking to Maintain Balance
  • The Full Back’s Positioning on the Weak Side
  • Defending near the Side of the Penalty Area
  • Defending near the Sidelines
  • Defending near the Sidelines and Close to the Penalty Area on Real’s Left Side
  • Defending near the Sidelines and Close to the Penalty Area on Real’s Right Side
  • Collaboration of the Full Back with the Defensive Midfielder and Winger during Aggressive Marking on Real’s Right Side
  • Defending When Di Maria’s Positioning Was Poor
  • Dealing with the Numerical Disadvantage on Real’s Left Side
  • Alonso’s Role: Defending in Wide Areas
  • Central Defender Providing Cover for the Full Back
  • Defensive Midfielder Tracking the Advancing Full Back’s Run down the Flank
  • Coping with Ronaldo’s Poor Defensive Positioning
  • Balanced Positions in an Unbalanced Team
  • Balanced Position
  • Positioning against Barcelona When They Are Building up Play from the Back
  • Collaboration between the Centre Forward and the Attacking Midfielder during the Pressing application
  • Pressure on the Central Defender Receiving the Ball from the Goalkeeper
  • Team Cohesion: Creating a Strong Side
  • Pressure on the Goalkeeper
  • Limiting Passing Options for the Central Defenders
  • Collaboration of the Wingers and the Defensive Midfielders
  • Preventing Midfielders Receiving Short Passes from the Defenders
  • Preventing the Right Back Receiving from the Central Defender
  • Pressing High up the Pitch: Benzema Is the First Defender
  • Pressing High up the Pitch: Ronaldo Is the First Defender
  • Pressing High up the Pitch against the 4-2-3-1
  • Pressing High up the Pitch against the 4-3-3
  • Pressing High up the Pitch against the 4-3-3 (2)

  • Chapter 4
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-4-2
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-4-2
  • Keeping the Ball near the Sideline and Preventing the Switch of Play
  • Extensive Shift towards the Strong Side to Create a Numerical Advantage around the Ball Zone
  • Getting Multiple Players around the Ball Carrier: Regaining Possession
  • Creating a Numerical Advantage in and around the Ball Zone
  • Using Body Shape to Prevent Potential Passes
  • Applying Pressure When Both Real Wingers Are in Balanced Positions
  • Pressing High up the Pitch and Covering Positions
  • Defending Build up Play down the Flank
  • Defending a Goalkeeper’s Pass to a Full Back
  • Creating a Numerical Advantage near to the Opposition’s Penalty Area
  • Chapter 5
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-2-3-1
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-2-3-1
  • Aggressive Goal Side Marking
  • Balanced Positioning in the Pressing Application
  • Utilising Balanced Positions to Cover 2 Potential Ball Receivers
  • Defending against a Central Defender Carrying the Ball Out from the Back
  • The Opposition Full Back Receives the Ball on the Halfway Line
  • The Opposition Play across the Back Line with the Goalkeeper

  • Chapter 6
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-3-3
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-3-3
  • Defending against Opposition Winger’s Movement inside and Overlapping Runs of the Full Backs
  • Marking Forwards Who Drop Deep to Receive
  • Closing Passing Options inside: Forcing Play down the Line
  • Defending a Long Pass towards the Forward
  • Defending a 2 v 2 Situation by the Sideline
  • Defending a Goalkeeper’s Pass to a Midfielder
  • Closing down Short Passes High up the Pitch
  • Preventing the Opposition Moving the Ball to the Weak Side

  • Chapter 7
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-3-1-2
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 4-3-1-2
  • Triple Marking the Receiver near the Penalty Area
  • Preventing Vertical Passes and Creating Superiority in Numbers around the Ball Zone
  • Preventing the Switch of Play
  • Closing Passing Options inside: Forcing Play down the Line
  • Creating a Strong Side to Limit the Opposition
  • Defending a Long Kick towards the Advanced Full Back

  • Chapter 8
    Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 5-4-1
  • Real Madrid in the Defensive Phase against the 5-4-1
  • Closing down the Midfielders Receiving Short Passes from the Defenders
  • Preventing the Ball Carrier from Passing or Turning High up the Pitch
  • Defending against a Team Playing across the Back Line
  • Defending a Pass Out Wide to the Left Wing Back
  • Defending a Pass Out Wide to the Right Wing Back

  • Chapter 9
    Defending on the Weak Side
  • Defending on the Weak Side
  • Defending a Switch of Play to the Weak Side
  • Defending a 2 v 2 in an Advanced Position on the Flank
  • Coping with Ronaldo’s Poor Defensive Positioning
  • Defending an Advancing Full Back’s inside Run
  • Defending an Advancing Full Back’s inside Run (2)
  • Defending the Centre Forward’s Movement towards the Sideline
  • Defending the Attacking Midfielder’s Movement towards the Sideline

  • Chapter 10
    Defending when Pressing Application was not Possible
  • Defending when Pressing Application was not Possible
  • The Opposition Have Space to Bring the Ball Out of Defence
  • Defending a Long Kick to the Centre of the Field
  • Defending against a Central Midfielder with Space to Create
  • The Opposition Winger Receives the Ball in Space in the Central Zone

  • Chapter 11
    Defending from Set Pieces
  • Defending a Goal Kick
  • Defending a Corner Kick
  • Defending a Short Corner Kick
  • Defending a Free Kick near the Corner Flag
  • Defending a Free Kick outside the Penalty Area
  • Defensive Positioning from Throw-ins
  • Conclusion


    Meet the Author

    Athanasios Terzis

    Athanasios Terzis

  • UEFA 'B' coaching licence

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning
  • Soccer Team Tactics

    I played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

    I wrote and published three books. My third book, ‘ FC Barcelona, A Tactical Analysis’ has sold thousands across the world and has had a great reception from fellow coaches, impressed at the level of detail in the blueprint of Guardiola’s team.

    Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

    I have always been interested to watch Real Madrid’s games in the past, as well as many of Jose Mourinho’s past teams.

    There were many key tactics, but Real were particularly good in the transition phase and were renowned as the best counter attacking team in Europe.

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    By: Wong Gargine from JDT, Malaysia.  
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    Tactical Analysis November 2, 2015
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    Very useful thougts and tips! Great analysis!

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    Magnifico June 2, 2015
    By: Carlos Zúñiga from Costa Rica  
    A high quality product, where the explanation and the presentation of well-developed activities, where we see the pattern of play in defense / attack Mourinho at its maximum splendor

    Un producto de alta calidad, donde la explicación como la presentación de la actividades muy bien desarrolladas, donde vemos el modelo de juego en defensa/ataque de Mourinho en su máxima esplendor

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    Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid - A tactical analysis August 11, 2014
    By: Christian Lavelle from St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom  
    Abosultely amazing. Large and detailed diagrams throughout make it easy to understand all elements of Real Madrid's play in both the way they attack and defend as well as the transitions from defence to attack and attack to defence. It couldn't have been more detailed. It is as if I am inside Mourinho's mind!

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