Diego Simeone Defending Tactics (eBook)

Tactical Analysis and Sessions from Atlético Madrid’s 4-4-2

€27.95 * €32.95 * (15.17% Saved)

Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs

Download article

Also available as

Set: Diego Simeone Defending + Attacking Tactics (eBook)

Buy the set for only € 44,90 (instead of € 52,90)

Add the set to the shopping cart

  • 220108
Product information "Diego Simeone Defending Tactics (eBook)"

Author: Athanasios Terzis
Pages: 268
Graphics: 234
Tactical Analysis: 123
Practices & Variations: 47

Learn to how to Defend "from one of the best coaches in the world" with 47 Practices & Variations based on 123 Tactical Situations from Atlético Madrid’s 4-4-2

This FULL COLOUR book provides a full tactical analysis of Diego Simeone's 4-4-2 Defending Tactics (123 Tactical Situations) for you the coach to learn from one of the best defensive coaches in the world.

Tactical organisation is the key to Atlético Madrid’s success during Diego Simeone’s reign. He has built a winning culture of commitment, passion and aggressiveness, and a winning game plan based on excellent defensive organisation. They are extremely difficult to break down, even by the top attacking sides, like Barcelona, Real Madrid and Liverpool, and have consistently been one of the toughest teams to play against in the whole of Europe.

Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid have used these defending tactics to achieve great success when competing against teams with far greater resources.

Examples of their incredible Success Against All Odds

  • La Liga Winners (2014)
  • UEFA Champions League Runners-up (2014 + 2016)
  • UEFA Europa League Winners (2012 + 2018)
  • UEFA Super Cup Winners (2012 + 2018)
  • Copa Del Rey (2013)

Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA 'A' Licence Coach and has used the tactical analysis of Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid to produce 47 Practices and Variations.

You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Diego Simeone’s defending tactics and implement them into your training sessions.

Each Tactical Situation has analysis of Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid defending tactics and is followed by practices to help you adapt the tactics into your training sessions for your team.

Tactical Analysis and Session Topic Examples:

  • How the Centre Backs Defend the Forwards' Movements
  • Rear Block's Positioning and Movements to Control Wide Areas
  • Pressing High Up the Pitch (from the Goalkeeper)
  • Positioning of the Forwards to Prepare for Counter Attacks
  • Counter-Pressing After Losing Possession During Combination Play

Practice Examples:

  • Defensive Line Controlling Gaps Between Centre Backs and Full Backs
  • Rear Block's Defensive Reactions After Wide Players Receive
  • Controlling Wide Areas with the Rear Block in a Functional Practice
  • Compact Midfield Line Blocking Through Passes in a Functional Game
  • Negative Transition After Losing Possession in a Conditioned Game

Diego Simeone Achievements


  • Spanish La Liga Primera División (2014)
  • UEFA Champions League Runner-up (2014 & 2016)
  • UEFA Europa League (2012 & 2018)
  • UEFA Super Cup (2012 & 2018)
  • Copa Del Rey (2013)
  • Supercopa de España (2014)

Individual Awards

  • European Coach of the Season (2012)
  • La Liga Coach of the Year (2013, 2014 & 2016)
  • IFFHS World's Best Club Coach (2016)
  • Miguel Muñoz Trophy (2014 & 2016)
  • Globe Soccer Master Coach Special Award (2017)
Age group: U15 - U19, U20 - Pro
Author: Athanasios Terzis
Language: English
Related links to "Diego Simeone Defending Tactics (eBook)"
PDF Preview of "Diego Simeone Defending Tactics" Author: Athanasios Terzis Pages:... more
5.0 /5

3 Reviews
5 Stars 3
4 Stars 0
3 Stars 0
2 Stars 0
1 Star 0
Reset selection
Write a review
Write an evaluation
Evaluations will be activated after verification.
please vote

The fields marked with * are required.

I have read the data protection information.

5 Dec 2022


Super aufbereitet und anschaulich erklärt. Klare Kaufempfehlung!

verified purchase
18 Nov 2022

Guter 442 Defensiv Überblick

Ein guter Überblick über Diego Simeone‘s Defensivtaktik . Manches ist eher interessant als praktisch aber Trotzdem eine gute Resource

verified purchase
10 Jul 2022



verified purchase
Read, write and discuss reviews... more
Passing Warm-Ups (eBook)
Passing Warm-Ups (eBook)
€22.95 * €26.95 *