Run games from midfield

This session centres on Paul Pogba running the game for his team and getting points for assists and for scoring goals – it’s a fast game, played at pace and will give your players a good test.

Set up

You need balls, bibs, cones and a goal. Use half your normal pitch with a goal at one end and a cone at the other. We used 11 players in the session.

How to do it

Split your players into a team of 5 and a team of 4 plus a target player and a goalkeeper. Nominate a Paul Pogba in the team of 5. Start with the team of 5 playing towards the target man. When the target man gets the ball he plays out to the team of 5 who now attack the other goal. The team of 4 attack the opposite goal/target man.


The number needs good passing with accuracy, pace and weight and awareness of where to pass; receivers must add good movement and all should have a good first touch.

Gain extra points with a strong midfield

    1. In the team of 5 choose one player to be Paul Pogba and he must be involved in every attacking move
    2. The team of 4 start by attacking the goal and get 5 points for every goal scored

Play like Pogba

    3. The team of 5 must win the ball and get it to the target player to score points
    4. Here Pogba makes a pass to the target player to get 5 points for scoring.

    5. Here Pogba creates a goal with a through ball and wins 10 points for his team
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