A quick in game analysis to further drive home my point ...but before that a few point to note;
A good tactics is as good as the players playing it....iwb should be your focus ....get a very good iwb and you should beat anyone....iwb is famously adopted by Pep guardiola ....who plays Fabian Delph in that role ....Delph drops to midfield to create more numbers in the middle ...
Aside this in game instructions is equally important and I can't over emphasize that enough....the art of responding to your opponent changes ....guess that's story for another day
Now back to the analysis;
1. Playing out from the back
**First observe how the Trequartista drops deeper than the poacher due to the ridiculous space behind him....a quick one-two and things could escalate real fast
** The AM also with this same situation dropping deep to utilize the space behind him....he's the one with a > pointed at him.....if he gets the ball he'll have a lot of ground to cover and make defense killing decision with that space he's got....
***Lastly notice the right IWB.....almost on par with the AM....forming somewhat of a Midfield 3 with the AM and DLP beside him
Also notice how my Left IWB can't do this cos of the DLP blocking him off...instead he hangs around the winger
Nope not thru the wings this time they decided to use the middle....a reverse pass to the dlp from the winger who quickly rolls it to the AM and quickly the machine of the tactics is in space...to wickedly run into and cause damagelike I said IWB are a secret weapon ...create a free path for them to the midfield and they'd run all the way up....causing damage ....here he assumes the AM role and the AM assumes the dlp role...all due to spaces behind or in front of one player or the other
Now observe the left IWB and the winger ... they'll always be on par... closely following each other with the left IWB limited to this cos of the DLP in his path
I can go on and on...but your IWb is very important ...one will wreak havoc on the left hand side with crossing together with your LW whilst the other will be all over the right hand side....performing a host of destruction
We examine more cases later