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Thread: Counter attack and superior possession?

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    Counter attack and superior possession?

    hi guys, beginner question here

    My team plays sometimes in heavy midfield formations such as 4-1-4-1 with force counter attack set. In the game I end up with 60%/70% possession because of bonuses etc.

    Does it make sense to play counter attack when you win by far in possession?

    And related question:
    Does it make sense to setup a formation with an undersized midfield but larger defense and attack so as to deliberately lose possession and play counter attack?

    thanks

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    Well, it terms of pure football this would be sensible. In top 11, "counter-attack" is more another way for saying direct football: you go straight to goal but you are at risk of losing the ball. So, yes: it makes sense to play counter-attack while dominating in terms of possession.
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    quick and to the point. Thanks!