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
Force inside is a defensive tactic. The nearest defender to the ball goes to pressure the opponent and block forward momentum.
The pressing player angles his body to force the opponent away from the edge of the pitch and into more crowded areas.
When using this tactic, you don’t allow opponents down the wings and beyond your defenders. By forcing inside, you keep the play in front of you and going sideways or backwards.