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The wide midfield
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Know your positions?
Wingers, wide midfielders, call them what you like, they are some of the most exciting players around.

Ryan Giggs at Man Utd, Liverpool's Harry Kewell or Damien Duff at Chelsea.

It's a varied job though. It's not just showing off a few tricks and letting the defenders clean up behind you.

Energy and stamina are needed to give defensive cover to the full-backs playing behind you.

Ryan Giggs causung havoc out wide on the wing
Giggsy moves up a gear down the wing

And then when you've got your breath back, you'll be expected to fly down the wing to create the chances for your strikers.

Playing right out on the touchline when your team are in possession gives greater space and options.

Then when your team lose possession you should tuck infield.

This gets you closer to your central midfield colleagues and help provide a greater barrier to the opposition.






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