Winning The Second Ball | The Example of Ajax Tactics

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    Piotr FootPiotr Foot

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    Hi everyone! Here is a new analysis about how Ajax dominated second balls, and the role of those in the game. Please feel free to leave a like if you enjoyed! ******************************************
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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Hi guys! Ajax want to play a possession/positional total football, yet they managed to dominate second balls against Madrid like a gegenpressing team, let's see how this worked! Don't forget to like and subscribe if you enjoyed :)  You can support me on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/PiotrFoot https://twitter.com/PiotrFoot

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Joswin Cutinha
Joswin Cutinha

Piotr Foot hey also a video of Tottenhams matches against Barca...need a tactical analysis of Marking the players and trying to make formations for avoiding through balls...just a suggestion from a first time buyer 😬😃

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

You won't be able to prove that I'm afraid@Bas Sijmons

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Bas Sijmons
Bas Sijmons

Piotr Foot lol already seen this on another channel that uploaded it before u did.

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Sean Rooney
Sean Rooney

Hi Piotr, another great analysis of a very important tactic. Winning the second ball and pressing when the ball is lost are two extremely potent off-the-ball moves when implemented properly. I am curious, what software do you use to draw the formations seen at 1:10 to 1:40?

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khawlhring Joseph
khawlhring Joseph

Good analysis

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Thank you

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Mike
Mike

Neves? I think you ment Neres

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Yup

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Frank Vinci
Frank Vinci

it's not a good analysis guy.

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Joswin Cutinha
Joswin Cutinha

Really good analysis..that's I've been saying to few RM fans...intensity is low most of the time...when it's possession of the through ball, or long passes..good video. Job well done.

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Thank you very much

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Hugo vose
Hugo vose

any body can win real madrid so i dont know whats the big deal

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Thijs
Thijs

Manchester City is a kind of similar playing team, but has better players on every position. Tottenham knows how to handle this playstyle... I'm so curious what the outcome will be after 2 games.. Ajax - Tottenham.. what a game!

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Dennis K
Dennis K

Who the hell is Neves 🤣

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Mischa van der meer
Mischa van der meer

Whos neves?

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Omesh Chindarkar
Omesh Chindarkar

Thank you so much @PiotrFoot. Thanks a lot for giving such type of information.

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Ade Cakra
Ade Cakra

I think another example for this is Liverpool's last season match against Man City on champions league, City players try to attack from both flank but those 2nd ball was decisive for Liverpool because every time LFC players win the ball no City players fast enough to keep up with Salah or Mane

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Amierul Aiziq
Amierul Aiziq

The recovery shape is awesome plus they don't chase around pointlessly. The wait for the ball drop point then sprint. The covering is good too. Plus dominate the aerial seems to be the key. They have great concentration. Teamwork is already world class but I know it is tiring to keep that level of concentration without stopping. Mentally fatigue will kicks in first than physicals.

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Amierul Aiziq
Amierul Aiziq

This is the main tactics for Days anime and Osaka's club in Giant Killing 😳😳😳😳😳

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Sam de Jongh
Sam de Jongh

Good analysis of a very important aspect of Ajax’s game! Well done👌

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Guliano Alberto
Guliano Alberto

It all starts and ends with Johan Cruijff. ;o) Watch "Hunting for the ball 1974"

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FluffySpartan
FluffySpartan

hope liverpool or ajax win the cl

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Amierul Aiziq
Amierul Aiziq

I want to see both of them in the finals. It doesn't matter who wins. Just want to see their tactics clash.

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Yusuf Rüzgar
Yusuf Rüzgar

Ajax will win d champions league

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Madding ·
Madding ·

Bakıyorumda futboldan anlayan türk arkadaslarim nerdeler diye hepsi beyaz futbol aspor trt spor videoları felan izliyorlar yorumluyorlar :D bi sen merak etmişsin birde ben galiba futbol nasıl oynanılır bu ajax nasıl kazandı diye :D

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Anees Abdulhafid
Anees Abdulhafid

Maybe you can start doing voice overs??!

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Anees Abdulhafid
Anees Abdulhafid

Piotr Foot ahhh that’s right lol my bad I was confused because this video wasn’t a voice over cause you started doing them and I thought it was a different YouTube channel. They do analysis just like you but without voiceover ( Nouman and others)

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Watch like the 7 last videos

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Ali Minhaz
Ali Minhaz

Good points shown!

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T3KKANッ
T3KKANッ

The problem is when the opposition has 2 forwards, one get the ball by a trough ball and runs in the opposit direction of the other making the defense far a part, then there is a overload of opposition players inside Ajax's box. The perfect tactic to beat ajax in my opinion is a 4 4 2 that aims to score trough trough balls.

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Lorenzo Ancheselli
Lorenzo Ancheselli

T3KKANッ exactly. Ajax tends to get people in the middle when attacking and their fullbacks overlap creating space. I would aim to counter-attack them with trough balls to both of the fullbacks backs, then it would be a duel against their central defenders coming out of position to cover the fullbacks thus creating more space or even a 1v1 on ajaxs box for my number 9 to have better chances with a cross, be it high or low

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T3KKANッ
T3KKANッ

Now do Ajax x Juventus

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Achilles Myrmidon
Achilles Myrmidon

Here after Man U lost to Barca. Ole should hire you, man.

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Cool Fer 3
Cool Fer 3

*Ajax wins* this guy: I’m about to end this man whole career

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Muuon Hao
Muuon Hao

Whatever may be the circumstances for real was ? They need a scoring machine none other than in the like of criatiano cr7. Now Ajax will reap the fruit when it comes to meeting Juve .

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Iwan Bottos
Iwan Bottos

This was a very interesting film . Learned something again .

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Zhen DING
Zhen DING

ultimately, ajax players are too technical for madrid..... look at their ball control......

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MGTOW Tesla
MGTOW Tesla

Ironically Real Madrid outpossesed the Ajax when Ajax beats them 4-1, but with some footballing style

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Ashik Rahman
Ashik Rahman

Can anyone clarify what is second ball? Thank you.

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Dorje Passang
Dorje Passang

For example when the gk kicks the ball into the play and a defender heads the ball back where it came from thats the first ball. The person who wins the ball after the header has the won the second phase or the second ball if you will

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ayeeng Muhammad
ayeeng Muhammad

i think overall... that's just same tactict as counter-pressing.... you know..... we can see and comparing almost simillar to "all gegen-pressing club" liverpool/dortmund/spurs/or barcelona-goardiola

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Waayelka Jaqafsada
Waayelka Jaqafsada

Allegri watching must careful that kids

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Quinten Hofman
Quinten Hofman

There was standin neves instead of neres

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Taufiq Aziz Azami
Taufiq Aziz Azami

Okay. Then what kind of solution to solve that strategy if you are the coach of Real ? I really want to know from you. Your analysis is very good

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Game Changer
Game Changer

@Duy Linh Chu Ha If you're comparing Mourinho's tactics against this you really need to rethink your knowledge and appreciation of the game. Mourinho did it too with Porto but it wasn't a masterclass. These boys are teaching football while doing it. 4-1 Real, Juve away, Bayern two times and most of those matches they outplayed teams with 5 times their budget. Mourinho used his almost unmatched ability to rally players and crowd to overturn a 4-1 loss from Milan if I'm not mistaken. Both to be applauded but one is pure fucking art

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Game Changer
Game Changer

@bordof milani Both teams play 4-3-3. You're talking about Real adjusting their tactics at home to match Ajax. You either run more if the other team has better players or in Real's case, make sure your experience and better quality shines through. They thought they had better quality throughout all positions which simply wasn't the case. If this Ajax team stayed as it is for 2-3 more years without players getting frustrated, they could have replicated this time and time again

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Guliano Alberto
Guliano Alberto

@Y 19 Yeah money doesn't matter. Teams like Madrid, Bayern, PSG, Man City etc. don't buy there teams. These teams all grow on trees. You just have to pick the right tree. Right. If money doesn't matter why can't Ajax keep there team together? The richest teams are not always the best but the teams who are poor do not often win the CL. How is that? Money is 8 out of 10 the reason that a teams win an important price. But i love it when there are exceptions to the rule see Leicester and Ajax. The 20 richest football clubs in the world in 2019 businessinsider.nl/richest-football-clubs-in-the-world-2019-1/

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Y 19
Y 19

@Guliano Alberto money doesn't matter please don't mention the cost of a team it's about tactics the way you make it seem is big money team's will always perform well wrong !!

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Guliano Alberto
Guliano Alberto

Ajax youth academy "Behind the scenes" youtube.com/watch?v=rb4z0co3epM

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Stop Racism
Stop Racism

Plz make a video on counter attacking by them....

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Shahebaz Khan
Shahebaz Khan

Hope they win against Juventus

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Cali Steezy
Cali Steezy

Neyk 12 guess what..

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Neyk 12
Neyk 12

nah, ajax are going to get decimated

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Max B
Max B

But PSV is the Dutch Champion 4 times last 5years

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jon brown
jon brown

@Creeppizza PSV lost the last match with 3 -1 against Ajax while ajax were playing with then men and Ajax are currently number one in the league..PSV plays like a scared little boy..they score shitty goals in the last minutes against poor teams and blay lousy football. AJAX were getting their act together the last few years, saving money, building a better foundation for the future..last year one of their biggest talents, who dropped down on the pitch with a heart attack causing brain damage. The year before that they reached the EL league final which led to a lot of lost points in the league. PSV on the otherhand never achieves anything in Europe. Ajax are in the cupfinal, still in Europe and dominating the league, scored more then a 100 goals. AJAX will dominate the league for the next 10 years again.

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Max B
Max B

@kwokho fung best in nl

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kwokho fung
kwokho fung

Psv is 💩💩💩

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Creeppizza
Creeppizza

@Max B oh really? Well done by PSV! But those were at home and when they play against them at their home they lose. But we will see it 31 march! I am neutral and hope both will do good

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Max B
Max B

@Creeppizza PSV won from Ajax last 2 times with 3-0

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Norwegian Baller
Norwegian Baller

Great video

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Norwegian Baller
Norwegian Baller

Haugesund

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Tusen takk ass, hvor kommer du fra?

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Dilla Vibe
Dilla Vibe

Keep that chill vibe going w/ music !kinda reminds me of pes back when it was winning eleven the music was so chill/ maybe even elevator esq at times but fit the mood. More about the content anyways. Love the video!!

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Dani Adyus
Dani Adyus

Im not native english speaker, what is second ball?

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Sibaditya Pal
Sibaditya Pal

When a player wins a header from a goal kick/set piece( the 1st ball), the ball remains in the air. This is called the second ball.

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Black Mercury
Black Mercury

*Hears* *juventus* *taking* *notes*

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Nick Harris
Nick Harris

@farbod niazi 😊😊😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁100%

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farbod niazi
farbod niazi

Those notes turned out to be pretty useless

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Sven Doppen
Sven Doppen

So you spelled mazraoui and ziyech right, but neres becomes neves 😴

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Sven Doppen
Sven Doppen

@amiel yea I get what you mean, but Neres is also a catchy name

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amiel
amiel

mazraoui and ziyech are catchy names

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Milan Penders
Milan Penders

music?

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Javier Espinosa
Javier Espinosa

Hi piotr! im from peru and i´d like to know which plataform of edition you use for your videos. Help me with that information please. thank for your content is so interesting!

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CaliforniaBoy7559
CaliforniaBoy7559

Javier Espinosa ayyy vamos 🇵🇪❤️

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Zlatan Ibra
Zlatan Ibra

You did not notice or even introduce how to duel for the second ball (eg. Players position , number of players that duels to the ball etc.). Yet good video

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Wenhan Zhang
Wenhan Zhang

Classy. Astonishing that Ajax outruns RM by 10km and that basically means an extra player on field. It is just fair that they should win these second balls and win in the end.

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Absolutely, thanks for the comment man

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MORGN.
MORGN.

Ziyech talented af

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UA & FA
UA & FA

I don't understand why important to win 2ball To keep possession?

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smitje111
smitje111

It's one of the most important things in football IMO, what's the point of winning a duel when you don't have the second ball?

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zen
zen

Funny that you didn't make a video of your PSG being fucked thoroughly by Manchester United. Hurts doesn't it?

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Djangoo 174
Djangoo 174

Will the Juve-Atletico Tactical analysis arrive?

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The Journey - Football Videos
The Journey - Football Videos

Aggression & Determination

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Malik Zizou
Malik Zizou

Winning the second ball requires a physical, skill and tactical effort (yes it is the overall ball). Real Madrid has exhausted their energies against Barcelona. Barcelona is one of the reasons for Madrid's exit from all competitions.

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Guliano Alberto
Guliano Alberto

Barcelona plays the same Johan Cruijff tactic. It all begon in Amsterdam. Watch Hunting for the ball 1974. ;o)

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Kiros37100
Kiros37100

@KyngSect Hehe of course it's not the Real of the first leg. That fucking fool Ramos wasn't there because he took an intentional yellow card. Without Ramos, Real's defense was like Swiss cheese. Dutchies love to eat cheese.

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Bo Kombrink
Bo Kombrink

@KyngSect that dous not change the fact Ajax should have won the match based on chanses created and shots on goal. That is not a tactic that is being luky enough to win. real is not the real from 3 years ago that team would have won both matches this real is Just not good enough

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KyngSect
KyngSect

@Bo Kombrink Wrong again. That is classic Real Madrid. You expect us to lose cuz yall hate us. Real Madrid knows how grind out a win against tough opposition and don't mind being dominated. Once we get our chance the opposition will. We win by any means. The coach played the same squad in 3 matches, and madrid looked nothing like they did in the first leg.

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Bo Kombrink
Bo Kombrink

@KyngSect in the first leg your team should have lost but Ajax where sloppy on the other hand i think real was better then Ajax in the seccond leg but they did not finish the first 2 good oppertunitys keeping Ajax in the game. Real was not better then Ajax in leg 1 they where better in the first 30 mins of the second leg they Just screwd up

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Mor ris
Mor ris

You spelled Neres as Neves, great video anyways

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Chris Smith
Chris Smith

Analyze Bernardo Silva please

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Jithin Purushothaman
Jithin Purushothaman

Valvarde is watching

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Kendrick Leonard
Kendrick Leonard

analysis on MU vs ARS pls. how can Arsenal defence became so good suddenly

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IlFaraone92
IlFaraone92

We finally played our best form of defence: offense. We played a very offensive lineup (finally featuring our best players) and have Sok the Rock.

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Gabriel Uwalaka
Gabriel Uwalaka

Leo Clinton I’m a Manchester United fan and I have to admit arsenal is so unlucky that sokratis is 30 years old. If he was 23 they would have had a world class defender for at least 10 years

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Michael Stone
Michael Stone

Guardiola & Xabi Alonso both have spoken about winning the second ball being key, especially in the Premier League.

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violla gunova
violla gunova

@Game Changer cause the playstyle at premier league is kick & rush which is why the second ball is important

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Game Changer
Game Changer

Why especially in the Premier League?

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Guliano Alberto
Guliano Alberto

It all starts and ends with Johan Cruijff. ;o)

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Luis Marques
Luis Marques

Piotr, whats the difference between a second strike, a false 9 and a number 10?

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ForRealSun 77
ForRealSun 77

Number 10 is not a striker, it is an offensivd midfielder. A true 10 is the main playmaker and chance creator. False 9 is what Messi played for Barca before Suarez came, i.e. he was not completely at the front but kind of dropped off, essentially this type of striker's role is to create spaces, which either he can use or the wingers can run into. George explained perfectly what a second striker is. In essence a second striker is a false 9 with another striker that is more of a true 9 (he always tries to present himself in the penalty area: classic striker). A second striker makes sense if you prefer a classical striker to be the goal oriented vs having 2 wingers. An example for a second striker would be how Dybala sometimes played together with Higuain last season or how Müller sometimes played with Luca Toni and later Lewandowski with Ribery and Robben as wingers.

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Saxarubra
Saxarubra

As far as I can, I'll try to explain: A second striker is someone who plays most likely outside the box WITH a teammate who stays/plays in it. You can see this kind of player in a 2 striker-system (not so much used in the great teams nowadays). I think the most famous actually is Griezmann (who plays behind/next to Diego Costa/Morata). A false 9 is a striker who plays outside the box WITHOUT a teammate who stays/plays in it: here the wingers are the ones who come in. You can see it quite only in a particular 4-3-3 formation. Tadic against Real Madrid played as a false 9. A numer 10 is much more a philosophical concept: he's the skilled one, the man who makes the difference. He can be an offensive regista, a technical wing, a good runner or the one who plays between the lines. There are so many definition and possibilities that we need to think about it as a concept, an idea much more than a role. I hope I answered

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Boogyboy 666
Boogyboy 666

@George Rockey Id say a number 10 is a midfielder that gets behind the defense when a striker doesnt or plays through when a striker goes deep

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IlFaraone92
IlFaraone92

@George Rockey Pretty spot on tbh

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George Rockey
George Rockey

I personally see the three roles as quite similar yet the main thing to do is what sets them apart. A second striker (I see this as a striker that's deeper) is meant to make runs past the main no. 9 into the space behind, as he hasn't been picking up by one of the CBs. The false 9 is someone who drops off both CBs, so they have a choice not to mark anyone or follow the false 9 and make space for wingers/midfielders, useful for a more possession based game. A number ten is more of a creator, not asked to move a whole lot or run about but to sit in the space and find through balls into players further ahead of him. As I said they are similar positions, but the main task in each role is how they differ. Hope this helps!

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Neo
Neo

I never seem to understand the rules of aerial duels. I often see players doing things that would otherwise be called foul if I do it on the pitch. Like for example how is the action at 4:35 not a foul?

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Nameless !
Nameless !

on kroos right? this one should've been called out as a foul

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Threel
Threel

If I'm being honest that one was a ref mistake... But the situations in which players Zidane(headbutt) each other its not called a foul... Referee understands that its impossible to prevent.

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J Nova Guitar Channel
J Nova Guitar Channel

Do you use Klipdraw? If not what’s a good software you recommend?

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dicksonh
dicksonh

If Madrid know how to long pass to wings and build up from there fast, Ajax would have lost the game

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Ewaja
Ewaja

WZAWZDB

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Bravo do Nascimento
Bravo do Nascimento

VDB first touch is incredible

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Boogyboy 666
Boogyboy 666

His vision is even better. People in Holland think he's bad tho. A lot of them.

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tamir adnani
tamir adnani

شكرا لكم.

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Leandro Randy Gantier Elvira
Leandro Randy Gantier Elvira

Bayern vs Liverpool your prediction please

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Leandro Randy Gantier Elvira
Leandro Randy Gantier Elvira

@Piotr Foot oh no

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Bayern qualify

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Nik. Lg
Nik. Lg

Madrid was very lazy

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Chazy East
Chazy East

Outplayed *

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Danur Kresna Murti
Danur Kresna Murti

that was possesion ball

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Landen
Landen

How far will they go? Who will stop them?

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Ruben Janse
Ruben Janse

Juve probably, wish we got Spurs

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Be Good
Be Good

Til next round🙄😎

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Folabi
Folabi

Where is the PSG man U analysis?

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Eric Shaun
Eric Shaun

Lol

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Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden

We want an analysis on PSG :-P

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Nazim Hajiyev
Nazim Hajiyev

@Wilhelm Dietz 100% right. Wij Zijn Ajax

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Wilhelm Dietz
Wilhelm Dietz

No one wants analysis on PSG, we want only Ajax.

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Marco Warren
Marco Warren

Great Vid! May someone summarise exactly how Ajax were able to win the second balls more than madrid?

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

I say in the video that they ran 10 km more than Madrid, the physical efforts + team organisation means domination

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Thapa 17
Thapa 17

Neres *

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AevfieLittle7
AevfieLittle7

Dusan Tadic Analysis , please .

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Eric Shaun
Eric Shaun

Great video :)

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Lamar -
Lamar -

Your song choices are as good as your content.

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Ashwin Goteti
Ashwin Goteti

@Piotr Foot can you please give me the names of the songs in this video??

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

Just generic things, thanks though!

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Hristo Djambazki
Hristo Djambazki

This match deserved more than one video analysis. Well done, Ajax! Thank you, Piotr!

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Eric Shaun
Eric Shaun

Yeah

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

No problem, it did deserve more haha

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François Maurice
François Maurice

Most informative football channel out there. Thank you 🙌

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Piotr Foot
Piotr Foot

You're welcome, cheers!

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Tonio V
Tonio V

First

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