All About Pressing in Soccer
In today's fast-paced game, when a team loses possession of the ball, it does not wait for its opponent's offensive tactics to begin. Instead, the defensive team limits the spatial aspects of their opponent's game through directed resistance—or, pressure—which immediately limits the offense's options.
Beginning with a look at the history of pressing, you will gain background knowledge crucial for understanding the theory behind pressing, which is presented in the second part of the book. Once you understand the why and the how of pressing, you will be able to use the practical techniques and drills presented in the third section.
With this book, you, whether a coach or a player, will have all the tools needed to implement a strong pressing tactic in the game, giving you that necessary edge over your opponents.
PhDr. Laco Borbély studied soccer coaching at FTVS UK. He played for Dukla Banská Bystrica, Sparta Praha, and ZTS Kosice. He has coached various first and second league teams in Slovakia and Hungary. Laco was president of UFTS (Football Coaches Union of Slovakia) and a chairman of the technical committee of SFA (Slovakia Football Association). He has co-authored several publications on tactics in soccer. He holds a UEFA EuroPro License.
Further authors are Peter Ganczner, Jaroslav Hrebík, and Andi Singer.