Defending in FIFA 17 is one of the hardest things to master.
One wrong move and you’ll open up space for your opponent to exploit.
But thankfully, FIFA YouTuber BorasLegend has a few tips to help you win back the ball quicker – even when you’re up against players who like to keep possession.
First thing’s first – you need to make sure your custom tactics are the same as the below.
The higher you make these values, the easier it is to apply pressure – but you’ll also leave more space for the opposition to exploit.
Don’t get too caught up on custom tactics, the real factor is player control.
You’re going to need to press sprint and apply double-man pressure at the same time – but still have you fingers free to switch player with the right thumbstick and perform a standing tackle (O / B).
To apply pressure and sprint at the same time, use the side of your index finger – as per below.
BorasLegend recommends you use the classic controller settings or something very similar.
Anything else will cause your fingers to occupy different buttons, making this technique impossible.
On the pitch
While it’s tempting, do not chase the opponent around the pitch.
Instead, try to anticipate who they will pass to and block potential passing lanes.
Throughout a match, use the sprint double-man press technique to close down space.
It’ll take some getting used to, but when you master it, you’ll see a huge difference.
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