5.001
Manager Info
Maciej Skorza
Nationality
POL
Tier
Ekstraklasa  Poland
FM22 tactic download
Team Info
Season
2021/22
Team
Lech Poznan
Tactical Style
Sustained Threat
Mentality
balanced
Transition phase
normal
Pressing
zonal

Playing Style
passing
Directness
short
Width
standard
Tempo
variable
Tactic Info
Primary Formation
1-4-4-1-1

Secondary Formation
1-4-2-3-1
Analysis

Skorża uses two starting formations, adapting to the opponent’s style of play: usually 1-4-4-1-1 when he fears fast wing play and high pressure and 1-4-2-3-1 when the opponent more often attacks with long balls through the center with a tendency to deeper defensive positions.

Skorza’s trademark is slowly becoming rotation and interchangeability in almost all offensive positions. The interchangeability occurs both in the midfield line (right midfielder with left midfielder) as well as between the midfield and the attacking line (false nine -> pressing forward).

The side defenders are not very active in the opponent’s half with the main task of covering the midfielders position and overloading the zones in case of pushing the rivals deep into defence. The involvement of the side defenders is greatest in the playmaking phase and the creation of overloading in the zones during recovering attempts. They also attack asymmetrically – if the left winger and its defender are actively involved in the offensive, the right defender and his winger will position themselves closer to the back line. Conversely, the left wing provides assurance while the right wing actively develops the attack. It is also characterised by crosses from deep rather than wide-out. This also ensures better starting positions for players when the ball is lost.

Skorza’s pressing involves high risk but also high reward in the offensive. He usually actively and highly presses the opponent already in his half trying to receive the ball as quickly as possible and only if he fails, he closes the defensive zone with very close positions of defenders and midfielders.

He has also perfected the transition phase. The entire offensive four, regardless of starting formation, take an active part from the pressing with the task to quickly play a counterattack ending with a shot even in case of unfavourable starting positions. If given a choice, Skorża prefers to create a quick, even small threat, rather than patiently build up the action.

References
Categories
Ekstraklasa, Poland
Tags
1-4-2-3-1, 1-4-4-1-1, Passing, Sustained Threat
Related Managers