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Gvardiol Defensive Awareness - Anticipation

🎥 Gvardiol Defensive Awareness - Anticipation

🧑‍🏫 Defending is an art. In this short clip, we can see how Croatia International - Josko Gvardiol shows us how to defend with class. Of course center-backs need to have certain physical attributes to play at the highest level, but it takes much more than brute force to be a top defender.

Defenders must also possess a high SoccerIQ in order to read the flow of play, and be able to anticipate where and when the next action will be. Just like we teach young players to think where they will play the ball before it arrives, we should also encourage them to go through this decision-making process from a defensive point of view.

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Guillermo Hamdan Zaragoza

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