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VIDEO: What Is “Counterpressing” & How Could It Benefit Real Madrid?

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Solari has used the tactic in recent games but how effective has it been?


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Counterpressing is a popular tactical buzzword that has graduated from the depths of obscure tactics blogs to mainstream shows like Monday Night Football. It’s now common to hear your average twitter user throwing the term around. But what exactly does it mean? How difficult is it to apply? And just how might it be useful for Real Madrid?