Soccer

Mourinho’s coaching secrets – Players

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Jose Mourinho’s is renowned for getting the best out of players.  Whether it is plucking out a talent from obscurity or putting his faith in an older player.  Gwynn Williams was director of football at Chelsea during first spell in charge of the club – he talks to FourFourTwo and reveals the secrets to Mourinho’s […]

Romelu Lukaku: Shrug off your marker

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Master the art of close-quarter combat with expert advice from Manchester United’s powerhouse striker, Romelu Lukaku.  The Belgian international talks to FourFourTwo about how he plays against aggressive defender and play smart when receiving the ball with back to goal. Relish the challenge “I don’t mind if a defender gets tight or gives me space […]

Phil Jones: “I’d happily take the red card”

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The Manchester United and England defender, Phil Jones gives amateur defenders a few tips on when a striker is through on goal. The Premier League centre-back talks to FourFourTwo You’re trying to get back to stop a striker from getting through on goal – what do you do? “It depends on the game situation. If […]

Off-Season Tips : Raise the bar next season

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Whether you’ve lifted the title, picked up the wooden spoon or ended the season muddled in mid-table, make sure you start the next campaign on the front foot using this handy guide, as FourFourTwo speaks to some key football experts. Champions Don’t spend the summer basking in your success, set new targets and aim to […]

Phil Jones: How to defend against counter-attacks

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Manchester United and England defender Phil Jones gives FourFourTwo a few tips on some attacking scenarios, including the commonly deployed counter-attack style against Manchester United. Teams often play counter-attacking football against Manchester United. What do you do when you’ve been caught on the break and you’re the last man in a two-on-one situation? “I would […]

Tim Cahill: My Match day

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Melbourne City and Socceroo forward, Tim Cahill talks to FourFourTwo about his match day routine, preparation and recovery. Pre-match Prep “If we’re playing in the evening, I generally have a very relaxed morning. I sleep in, have breakfast with the family and then just chill through the morning. Then in the afternoon I’ll go in […]

Tim Cahill: My match day

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Melbourne City and Socceroo forward, Tim Cahill talks to FourFourTwo about his match day routine, preparation and recovery.  Pre-match Prep “If we’re playing in the evening, I generally have a very relaxed morning. I sleep in, have breakfast with the family and then just chill through the morning. Then in the afternoon I’ll go in […]

David Luiz: Listen only to constructive criticism

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Gary Neville famously described David Luiz as playing as if ‘being controlled by a 10-year-old on a PlayStation’ during a defeat to Liverpool in 2011. The Chelsea and Brazilian centre-back reflects on this comment and explains to FourFourTwo who he uses criticism to improve his game. Listen to helpful advice “I prefer to give attention […]