Gegenpressing is undoubtedly one of the most popular playstyles in football. International teams like Germany, England, and Football Clubs like Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund follow this playstyle a lot.
“Gegenpressing” means “counter-pressing” in German. This amazing playstyle got popular because of Jürgen Klopp, one of the best football managers in the world. Klopp used this tactic with Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool and it worked pretty well when it comes to counter the counter-attack.
How to replicate the Gegenpressing playstyle in FIFA 21?
Reddit user /u/ynwaliv123 explains how to set up the 4-2-3-1 formation along with the Gegenpressing playstyle that Klopp used when he was at Borussia Dortmund. It will let you create pressure on the opponents when they get the ball in their half.
What should be your Offence and Defense tactics? Let’s check it out.
- Offensive Style: Balanced
- Width: 3 bars
- Players In Box: 5 bars
- Corners: 3 bars
- Free Kicks: 3 bars
- Defensive Style: Press After Possession Loss
- Width: 3 bars
- Depth: 7 bars
|ST||Stay Central, Mixed Attack, Normal Interceptions, Basic Defensive Support|
|LAM||Basic Defence Support, Get Into The Box, Free Roam, Normal Interceptions|
|CAM||Come Back On Defence, Get Into The Box, Drift Wide, Normal Interceptions|
|RAM||Come Back On Defence, Get Into The Box, Drift Wide, Normal Interceptions|
|LDM||Cut Passing Lanes, Balanced Attack, Normal Interceptions, Cover Wing|
|RDM||Cut Passing Lanes, Drop Between Defenders, Normal Interceptions, Cover Center|
|LB||Join The Attack, Normal Interceptions, Overlap|
|CB||Stay Back While Attacking, Normal Interceptions|
|RB||Balanced Attack, Normal Interceptions, Overlap|