The Kolkata-based side have Immense power under there belt. The extra addition of Hugo Boumas and Kauko has covered the lapse and gaps in the Offensive Area. Addition of Boumas have added a great stability and Balance into their squad, which helps them to get extra workrate and Interlinking play throughout. Kauko has added good balance onto the side. Helping to get more offensive from the centre, the Finnish’s capability to exploit spaces is something which can make the opposition’s job ever harder. Eventhough having exceptional attacking alliance, Depart of Sandesh Jhingan is what making an uncertainty regarding the stability.
For the last two years the Spanish Tactician is more focused to implement 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 system, which helping Mariners to be more solid and to attack easily. Hitting the opposition hard with the tempo and Transitional attacks, the players getting easily zync with the team faster, helping ro achieving the result in a greater pace.
Ahead of the 2021-22 season, The spanish Tactician Antonio Lopez Habbas has brought some great modulations into their side,
- Equal Distribution
ATKMB is trying to play a 3-4-3 false 9 derivative where Boumas operates as a roaming Midfielder which sometimes change their structure into 3-5-2 blocking the central channel for the opposition. In the new set-up, the players are equally divided into 5 channels helping to attain minimum of 2 passing option to a particular player. It provides width, Stability and the set-up looks even more attacking than last two years.
- Wing Containment
Different from last year, ATKMB is trying to close down opposition’s attack down the flanks by a 4 men containment. This helps ATKMB to regain the ball as soon as the opposition gets into ATKMB’s zone. Reducing the space for exploitation for the opposition and creating 1v1 with the next passing option, exploits the attack done by the opposition against ATKMB.
- 5 Men Balanced ratio
5 men for attack 5 men for defense seems to be a tactics which helping ATKMB for sustaining the stability on their hand. Whenever opposition tries to build the game in their half the upfront three strikers put pressure on the defenders who are building the game for the opposition, depending on the situation the pivots also moves up creating a 5 men numerical blockage for the opposition which restricts their play. Similarly, during build of ATKMB three central backs and two pivots create a 5 men numerical lower block which allows the winger backs or the wingers to pushes up helping to gain width and offensive advantage or to play an effective long ball on to the wings by the central backs.
ATKMB is having a great system in place, according to the elements Habbas has brought in a great style. Addition of Boumas have made the midfield of ATKMB more efficient regards the game play.
✍?Vinayak S Raj
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