FM16 Tiki Taka 2-3-2-3 Possession and Gegenpressing Tactic

Without further ado, I shall share with you guys the possession and gegenpressing tactic for Football Manager 2016. This is actually a Barcelona tactic from Pep's era.

One important part of the tiki-taka, is the collaboration of the defense and attacking, as the team is always in possession – in balance – as players will take up the roles of the other, provide cover and support in the ball circulation and the process of regaining possession as fast as possible. Here the transition phase is minimized as much as possible as it is seen as lost time by the help of utilizing an extremely high defensive line which gives you the assumption that the team plays the majority of the match in the opposite half.

Former successful FC Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola, who re-invented the false nine, once said;

“We want to emulate the amount of running players must do. When you win back the ball, there are 30 metres to goal rather than 80. I want Messi as far forward as possible.”

I wanna share this tactic for people like me:
High amount of possession
Comfortable when the ball is in opponent half
1 touch passing



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      • The lower tempo is necessary to ensure that the wingbacks gets time to move higher up the pitch. I prefer to keep a narrower shape than them without sacrificing the required width needed in the final third to create gaps.
        Very Fluid - it allows the whole team to press as a compact unit.
        Attacking - If you want to counter-press, you need to get men high up the pitch.
      • Prevent Short GK Distribution - haven't seen much difference with or without.
        Push higher up making sure the team press collectively high up the pitch.
        Close down much more coupled with specific player instructions to close down more often and opposition instructions will ensure that the opponents will have less time to get control of the ball.
        Tighter marking ensures that the players will stay in a close range of his opposite marker, making it more likely to intercept passes.
    • BUILD-UP
      • The short passing play looks to retain possession not taking any necessary risk in your own half.
        Play out of defense ensures that the players will pass their way out of defensive third with short passes.
    • ATTACK
      • Working the ball into the box - I want my team to wait for an opening or work hard to create gaps which they can exploit.
        Low crosses - lack of height in the team.


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      • First Touch, Composure, One on ones - can prevent conceding due to high line of defence, Reflexes, Agility, Positioning, Rushing Out - to swoop up a long clearance, Acceleration, Decision - to intervene or not, Bravery, Handling, Communication, Aerial ability, Command of Area, Low Eccentricity

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      • Composure, Passing, Technique, Vision, First Touch, Acceleration - close down, Pace - close down, Anticipation, Positioning, Concentration, Decision - when to close down, when to hold or when to cover, Heading - set piece, Jumping Reach - set piece, Marking, Tackling, Strength, Bravery

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      • Stamina, Off the ball, Teamwork, Dribbling, Flair, Vision ,Decision - when to get forward or when to hold position to offer support for the ball circulation, Passing, Technique, First touch, Crossing, Anticipation - intercept passes made from the wide channel, Acceleration, Tackling, Marking, Balance, Concentration, Positioning, Aggression

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      • Anticipation - being able to predict and react to what will happen next, Positioning - always being at the right place on the right time, Decision, Teamwork, Composure - stay calm, Decision - where do I need to be positioned in order to increase the amount of passing options for my teammates and where shall I pass the ball in order to pass it out of pressure?, Strength - shield, Concentration, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Marking, Balance

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      • Teamwork - follow tactical instruction, works for teammates, Off the ball - makes himself available at all times, Position, Vision - know where teammates are, where passes should go, Anticipation - predict what might happen, Decision - what is the best to do, Work Rate, Stamina, Concentration, First touch - receive ball under pressure, Composure - make intelligent decision under pressure, Passing, Technique

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      • Vision - see potential opening, Decision - make correct choice, Off the ball - seek vulnerable zone and exploit gaps, Stamina, Teamwork, Work rate, Dribbling - get past marker, Flair - do the unexpected, Agility, Balance, Decision, Passing - retain possession purposefully, Technique, First touch

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      • Off the ball, Work rate, Flair, Decision, Determination, Team work, Finishing, Composure - keep calm, Passing, Vision, First touch - control ball under pressure in tight area, Technique, Acceleration, Pace, Agility, Balance, Stamina, Dribbling

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      • Off the ball, Team work, Flair - do the unexpected, Vision, Passing, First touch, Technique, Decision, Dribbling, Agility - able to twist and turn, Balance, Finishing, Long shots - finish off attacks outside box, Composure - keep calm, Acceleration, Pace, Stamina, Aggression, Determination, Anticipation, Positioning

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      • Anticipation, Vision, Decision, Composure, Team work, Positioning, Off the ball

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      • Determination, Work rate, Team work, Decision, Aggression, Stamina


Download and install

Windows users, download and move tactic to:
[C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\tactics]

If tactics folder is not there, create one with this name only. Other names will not recognize the files inside the game.

Mac users, download and move tactic to:
[Macintosh HD\users\USERNAME\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2016\tactics]

If tactics folder is not there, create one with this name only. Other names will not recognize the files inside the game.

Once in your Football Manager 2016 save game:

[Tactics > Tactic (Dropdown Menu) > Manage Tactics > Select Tactic > Import > Set as starting tactic]

[Download Tiki Taka 2-3-2-3 FM16 Tactic ##download##] Size: 40 KB | Hosted since: 27/04/2016



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Football Manager 2017 Blog: FM16 Tiki Taka 2-3-2-3 Possession and Gegenpressing Tactic
FM16 Tiki Taka 2-3-2-3 Possession and Gegenpressing Tactic
Football Manager 2016 Tiki Taka tactic, high possession and gegenpressing, play the style of Pep Guardiola.
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