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Behind the striker
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Know your positions?
The player tucked in just behind the striker could be tagged as someone who has a "licence to roam."

But it's a vital role and seen increasingly in football - especially at international level.

Paul Scholes often does it for Man Utd and England.

And Zinedine Zidane has been one of the best players in the world in this position for both Real Madrid and France.

Zinedine Zidane is one of the finest players in the world
Who else would you want supporting you?
It is where a player is dropped into the area between the opposition midfield and defence giving them more time and space on the ball.

It is very difficult to mark this player because they can be playing quite deep one minute and then burst forward and link up with the striker.

They'll be very comfortable on the ball, have great vision of what is happening around them and have a very quick turn of pace.

Many scoring chances are created from this position but they'll also be banging in a few goals themselves.






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