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Evolution of Man-Markings - Xavi Hernández

🎙️ Evolution of Man-Markings - Xavi Hernández

📝 In a recent interview, FC Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernández stated that it is becoming increasingly harder to play out of the back at the top level due to teams implementing man-markings in advanced zones of the pitch. He recognized that before, only a few teams including the notorious Rayo Vallecano side coached by Paco Jémez would take such a defensive approach. He finishes by expressing that it is difficult to progress upfield with the ball under control when there is no free player on the pitch.

👀 Do you agree with Xavi? Leave your comments below.

Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza


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