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Actively gain control of the ball

`My teams must know how to endanger their opponents through ball control. Ball control is also a way to defend,` Xavi shared with The Coach’ Voice.

True to this point of view, Al-Sadd Club is leading the Qatar Championship in terms of average ball control rate of 64.4% per match.

Actively gain control of the ball

`My teams must know how to endanger their opponents through ball control. Ball control is also a way to defend,` Xavi shared with The Coach’ Voice.

True to this point of view, Al-Sadd Club is leading the Qatar Championship in terms of average ball control rate of 64.4% per match.

Xavi's 5 tactical highlights

Pay attention to wing players

One of Xavi’s clear ideas is to take full advantage of the width of the field.

Pay attention to wing players

One of Xavi’s clear ideas is to take full advantage of the width of the field.

Xavi's 5 tactical highlights

High range pressing

At Al-Sadd, every player participates in defense when the ball is lost.

High range pressing

At Al-Sadd, every player participates in defense when the ball is lost.

Xavi's 5 tactical highlights

Location system

Moving without the ball, silently choosing a position to coordinate with teammates to attack is one of the important strategies that create success for Pep Guardiola.

Location system

Moving without the ball, silently choosing a position to coordinate with teammates to attack is one of the important strategies that create success for Pep Guardiola.

Xavi's 5 tactical highlights

Attack from defense

`Imagine Pique wants to pass to me, but I’m being marked. Therefore, I have to run away and attract the player accompanying me. Then, Messi receives the ball. Pique is the one who initiates, Messi is the second.

At A-Sadd, the players always play this way.

Attack from defense

`Imagine Pique wants to pass to me, but I’m being marked. Therefore, I have to run away and attract the player accompanying me. Then, Messi receives the ball. Pique is the one who initiates, Messi is the second.

At A-Sadd, the players always play this way.

Photo: Reuters, AP

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