I coach my team to attack the opponent non-stop when they have the ball, when they lose it and when the opposition have it – defending is our first offensive action. What I try to get across in my coaching session is every player being an attacker and every player being a defender. MORE
Floating or False 9
A floating or false 9 is a centre forward who leaves his position in the centre of attack and moves deeper to link with the midfield.
When the false 9 moves deep (towards his own goal), the defenders are unsure whether to go and mark him. This creates confusion in defence.
Spain used a false 9 in Euro 2012 with coach Vincente Del Bosque using Cesc Fabregas in this position and therefore playing without a recognised centre forward.