The first thing a defender needs to do is keep up with an attacking opponent in order to prevent a shot from behind ball.
Instead of going halfway and discarding it
During defense, you should spread your arms, expand protection zone and look at attacking enemy
Don't forget to keep your back to opponent's attacker, otherwise it is easy to catch up and drop him
When looking at an attacking opponent, you should also pay attention to ball out of the corner of your eye
Predict and activate in advance, rely on opposing player with your body to prevent him from getting ball
Don't overlook one and don't overlook other when you're close to target, and ignore fact that biggest threat is attacker himself
If you can't follow a flying ball, at least follow attacker of opponent, because attacker will also run in direction of flying ball.
If you can't stop ball or keep up, then you can only easily watch opposing striker score easily
Your attention is biggest motivation for Xiaobei!
May 19, 2023