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Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid:
A Tactical Analysis - 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 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 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!
Real Madrid Def
  • 239 Pages
  • COLOUR Print
  • 681 Diagrams (Including Attacking Book)
  • 234 Coaching Topics ( Including Attacking Book)

Session and Practice Topic SAMPLES:

  • 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

Full Book Contents: Click Here

FREE Practice Samples:
Real Madrid Defending Tactical Session
Meet the Author and UEFA 'A' Licence Coach:
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I 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 have written 7 other books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese), FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations and Jurgen Klopp's Attacking and Defending Tactics.

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

I have watched Juventus in many of their league and Champions league matches for the last few years and all of them during the 2013- 2014 season. Over 1000 hours of research has enabled me to present a full tactical blueprint of Juventus with supporting training sessions in this book and the attacking book (other part of this book set).

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • M.S.C. in coaching and conditioning
  • Best Coaching book for 2014 voted by The Italian FA

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

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.

239 Pages 681 Diagrams (Including Attacking Book) 21 Coaching Topics(Including Attacking Book)

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