How to replicate Jürgen Klopp’s “Gegenpress” in FIFA 21?

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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.

Gegenpressing lets you win back the ball nearer to the goal. It’s only one pass away from a really good opportunity. No playmaker in the world can be as good as a good Gegenpressing situation, and that’s why it’s so important.

Jürgen Klopp

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.

Offence tactics

  • Offensive Style: Balanced
  • Width: 3 bars
  • Players In Box: 5 bars
  • Corners: 3 bars
  • Free Kicks: 3 bars

Defense tactics

  • Defensive Style: Press After Possession Loss
  • Width: 3 bars
  • Depth: 7 bars

Player instructions

PositionInstructions
STStay Central, Mixed Attack, Normal Interceptions, Basic Defensive Support
LAMBasic Defence Support, Get Into The Box, Free Roam, Normal Interceptions
CAMCome Back On Defence, Get Into The Box, Drift Wide, Normal Interceptions
RAMCome Back On Defence, Get Into The Box, Drift Wide, Normal Interceptions
LDMCut Passing Lanes, Balanced Attack, Normal Interceptions, Cover Wing
RDMCut Passing Lanes, Drop Between Defenders, Normal Interceptions, Cover Center
LBJoin The Attack, Normal Interceptions, Overlap
CBStay Back While Attacking, Normal Interceptions
RBBalanced Attack, Normal Interceptions, Overlap

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