This quick free-kick is designed to catch opponents on the back foot. Without time to organise, they will be caught out not only by the speed of play but the switch of play. 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.