Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side | Zonal Markingdo you know where bielsa's link is? i might have a look at his attacking phase to implement mine
Bielsa set to thrive in Bilbao | Zonal Marking
Athletic Bilbao’s movement v Sporting | Zonal Marking
Marcelo Bielsa – Method in the Madness | chalkontheboots
The last link is particularly interesting because it looks at his philosophy before Bilbao with Chile...With Bilbao he can be less adventurous or aggressive with his tactics because of them being Basque-only and being in La Liga with genuine aspirations in the league.
“Our simple ethos is this: we try and win the ball back as quickly as possible from our opponents as far up the field as we can. And by that I mean everyone is involved in regaining the ball, from the forwards through to anyone else”
“Then once we have the ball, we try and find a way of getting forward as quickly as possible, in a vertical direction if you like. But we don’t get frustrated if we can’t get it forward immediately, we aim to be comfortable on the ball, and if it’s not a case of going forward straight away, we keep it.”
I suppose the idea is that you have the 3 CB's + DM playing very defensively and high up the field, and the 3 forwards + playmaker acting as attackers....but what I found hard was the wing backs to implement as they often cut inside as you see in the movements link.
You would need to have two tactics though, as Bielsa changes from 2/3 CB's depending on how many strikers the opposition plays.
Would be interested to see what you think btw because I will start to try and adapt your tactic at the moment. Would you say your tactic is an attacking/counter/possession type tactic at the moment? Haven't had a chance to play with it yet