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
Force outside is a defensive tactic.
When forcing outside, the defending team gets compact to stop the opponents passing in the centre of the pitch.
This tactic leaves space on the wings for the opponents. When the ball is played to the wing, the defending team slides across to press and force play to one side.
When forcing outside, you block the opponent’s centre midfielders and forwards from receiving a pass.