Luis Enrique’s 4-3-3 PSG TACTICS

PSG is rebuilding and Luis Enrique has to be key in the process. The Spanish coach has used the 4-3-3 as his main system during his career and he has also played that way in the preseason.

During the build-up, they adapt to opponents’ high-pressing employing different schemes involving one or two midfielders, always looking for the spare man through the combinations.

To be Luis Enrique’s first games in charge, we are seeing the squad adapt quickly to his ideas, with many players dropping to receive and with constant rotations building slowly to progress to the opponents half.

Is in the final third where PSG signings will have to make a difference using Luis Enrique 4 mechanisms:

1) Overloading one side to lure the opponents and switching to the other side to isolate the winger or the attacking full-back, stretching the width.

2) Central midfielders running into the half-space in the gap between full-back and center back taking advantage of the movements of the false 9, doing a great job in this role Marco Asensio.

3) Fullbacks overlapping while the winger moves inside, a role in which Vitinha is standing out having a lot of freedom.

4) Fullbacks underlapping while the winger holds the width being the main weapon in this plays Achraf Hakimi.

One aspect that Luis Enrique didn’t dominate in the Spanish national team but that will be one of PSG’s strengths is the attacking transition and the vertical passes looking for players on the run.

Out of possession it’s a high-pressing team with almost all the players in the opponents half. Excellent work counter-pressing with recoveries to score goals in preseason while PSG’s main weaknesses are the defensive transition and long balls behind the defensive line.

Good work by Luis Enrique in these first weeks of the season, in addition to the signings of Gonçalo Ramos, Dembélé and the recovery of Neymar. Although the big question is whether Luis Enrique will have Kylian Mbappé in the squad to dream of winning the first Champions League in the history of PSG.

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