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
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.