This is all about defending in small numbers where it’s common for one or two defenders to find themselves in situations where they are exposed to an overload of attackers. MORE
Collapse Around the Ball
The term collapse around the ball is used to describe how a team’s defenders drop back to support a team mate pressing the ball.
For example, when a pass is played into an opposing forward, one defender goes tight and stops the opponent from turning.
Now the other three defenders collapse around the team mate to provide support and cover.