Classic Video of the Italian 4-4-2 with Arrigo Sacchi

Outstanding look into the inner workings and training of the 4-4-2 (flat midfield) formation.  In particular, the description and training techniques for the “flat-back-four” defense are fundamental to understanding this now-standard defensive shape.  Sacchi didn’t invent it, but he definitely perfected it with AC Milan and Italy.

Books are available which provide diagrams and illustrations supporting this video.

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