Mascherano's take on the modern game-intelligent defender
Defending is the most important aspect of the game when it comes to tournament football. That is according to Javier Mascherano, who discussed modern defending as part of our technical observations in relation to the FIFA Club World Cup 2021™.
The session starts with a 3v3 round-robin tournament. For part two of the session, the group take part in a 3v3 involving target players. The session concludes with a 6v6 that includes goalkeepers and two additional target players per team.
The warm-up sees players participate in a 5v5 handball game. Here, they play towards one goal and must score with their head. The session then moves on to a 4v4 game with passing gates. To finish, players partake in a zonal 8v6