Hello everyone, today we share why District 14 is the most important position on the football field. Hope you like it!
Football is popular all over the world, so there is a lot of money invested in this sport, so the team is looking for various ways to gain a competitive advantage.
Generally, when we analyze football, we will divide the stadium into six horizontal areas and three vertical areas. The middle area is the widest.
Figure 1-14 areas before the restricted area
Through the study of the 1998 World Cup in France and the 1999 Manchester United Triple Crown season, it is found that the effective use of zone 14 is a factor in distinguishing successful and failed teams.
Figure 2-The number of times that zone 14 is applied
In these 25 passes, 70% of the passes went forward into the penalty area, and only 64% of the ordinary teams passed into the penalty area.
Figure 3-Premier League’s performance in Zone 14
A study of the French team, the champion of the 1998 World Cup, found that 81% of assists came from zone 14, as well as passes that directly led to shots. This is the general trend of football.
Figure 4-Mid Attack
Manchester United also uses the same model. They also get most of their assists in this area, but it is not enough to enter this area, you must use it effectively.
Figure 5-Effective use area
Spending too much time in the 14th zone will quickly reduce the chances of scoring. This is because the opponent has enough time to return to the defense and set up the defense.
Figure 6-Set up the line of defense
On average, if the possession time in the 14th zone is less than 2.7 seconds, it is likely to result in a shot. Once the ball is held for more than 8 seconds, there is no chance to shoot the goal. So a quick attack in this area is The essential.
Figure 7-Fast Attack
The direction of the game is also important, because the best chance of scoring is to pass the ball forward into the penalty area in the 14th area. If you split the side, the chance of scoring will be reduced by four times.
Figure 8-Four times lower
If a team really wants to attack from the side, they'd better attack one side first, and then move to the other side, so that they can create a gap between the other side.
Figure 9-Create void
However, even in the defensive phase, a high position pressing to regain the ball from this area has proven to be the most effective position to win because it is easier to score.
Therefore, the team put their most skilled players such as Bergkamp, Zidane and Ronaldinho in the 14th area because they can make decisions quickly in the area.
Figure 10-Quick decision
Of course, the opponent starts to counterattack in the middle, or they deploy a few players in the fifth area and let a defensive midfielder like Makelele mark the opponent’s 10th position.
Figure 11-Utilize rib space
But zone 14 is the most ideal, because there are more options for forward pass, because the opponent must cover both wings and the center at the same time. Compared with the two wings, the passing angle here is better.
Figure 12-Better passing angle
The sideline means that you can only pass from one direction, but as zone 14, it is usually heavily guarded and the rib space is vigorous, because it can still provide a wide passing range and you can pass to different angles. , Or create a better passing angle. This position avoids the crowded mid lane and is just between the opponent's 4 defensive positions, causing confusion to the opponent in the rib space.
Figure 13-Defensive joint
Some top coaches, such as Guardiola, often use rib space. We will explore rib space in more depth in the coming days.
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