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Van Gaal against the tendency: "The 4-3-3 no longer is the saint grial"

Published:5/06/2021 - 21:09h

Updated:5/06/2021 - 21:09h

Louis van Gaal spoke on the tactical evolution, and therefore of his change of diagram "The 1-5-3-2 is the best system, allows to attack and defend"

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Louis go Gaal, one of which has been faithful follower of the 4-3-3 and champion of Europe with the Ajax in 1995, assumed in an interview for Of Volkskrant, half of reference in Holland, that his tactical vision of football has evolved, so much that even it has hinted that the model of game of position based in the 4-3-3 with open extremes, that represents to clubs like Ajax or the FC Barcelona, already is obsolete.

"It was impregnated of the DNA of the Ajax, but to measure that purchased more experience, this has changed", ensured the ex technician of the Barça, among others a lot of teams. They go Gaal terció in a very popular debate in the culture futbolística Dutch and also in the one of the Barça, and did it with a surprising message: "Still it carries this DNA the Ajax, with classical attackers in the bands and always priority to attack, but no longer is a saint grial. Can do triangles, game of position, is perfectly possible with the 1-5-3-2, the method of game that the seleccionador national Frank of Boer tries to apply to the Dutch selection for the Eurocopa".

The experience taught him

For they Go Gaal, the "1-5-3-2, or, more ofensivamente, 1-3-4-3, is the best system". "What more time was trainer, more learnt to love this system, the 1-5-3-2. You can attack with him. You can defend with him. You can presionar to the rival in any place and, if you play it well, run less risk that the opponent break you, because have three defenders in the centre. I also thought that 1-4-3-3 was the best way to form triangles in all the field, but then still did not have the capacity to see the blessings of that another system. With 1-5-3-2, the balance in the team is better that with 1-4-3-3. And this also is possible with 1-3-4-3 ", argued.

"Defend to forward is crucial. If you see what went out him badly to Holland against Scotland this week: five men against two Scottish. What always have to do is to defend you by in front. Always you have at least a man more than the opponent", explained the Dutch technician. "They carry fifty years playing to the football like this in Germany", commented.

The extremes, happened fashionable

They go Gaal argument that the drawing with extremes is in the past, old-fashioned. And it quoted examples of big footballers that split from the band but escape. "Messi plays by the right, but neither plays there. And it does not do at all that it have to do a right extreme. Neymar Neither is left-winger, truth? Not even Mbappé. Yes, they play in the Bayern. But it is increasingly difficult, because the defenders are better physically and the spaces are increasingly small. The game is more compact that before. And afterwards the commentators say: rhythm too slow", ironizó.

Improvements by individualities

Finally, they Go Gaal did not hide his satisfaction by the success of Chelsea of Thomas Tuchel, new champion of the Champions League. "A team always is stronger that eleven individual players. The PSG never will win the Champions League with all these individualistas. Chelsea won this year because it was the best team. The Bayern also won therefore. 'Wanted to instrument'. Before, the Liverpool. You look too much to Messi or Neymar", criticised. "It is incredibly good that Tuchel have won the Champions League. I predicted that the City would not win because Guardiola follows attacking", sentenced.

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