Attacking in the 4-2-3-1


The 4-2-3-1 is one of the most devastating formations in modern soccer. It’s the formation of choice for elite sides wishing to play highly creative, attacking style of soccer. If you want to replicate the way they play, you need to be able to familiarize your players with systems of play that enable them to instinctively know where to play the ball while also giving them the freedom to express their creativity.

From reading Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of how to harness the 4-2-3-1 formation
  • Insights on how the elite sides, such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid create attacking moves in the 4-2-3-1
  • An analysis, with real game footage, of how elite players like Ozil, Messi and Neymar perform their roles in the 4-2-3-1
  • How to play against the grain by using body positioning and pressure to regain possession
  • How to attack through the sides with inverted wingers and overlapping fullbacks on the opposition’s weak side
  • Systems of play for making through passes to the number 10 and to harness their freedom in attack
  • Extensive selection of drills for developing the tactical mindset and familiarity with styles of play in the 4-2-3-1
  • The book’s drills will improve your team’s combination passes to create space, finishing at speed on the break, cutting inside to switch the play and more
  • The decision making, passing ability and creativity of your players around the box will improve as a result of practicing the drills in this book
  • Your players will love practicing drills that will equip them with the situational awareness and mindset to replicate how elite players perform


SKU: wcc-attack4231 Categories: ,


Unleash the attacking power of the 4-2-3-1 with an analysis of the elite teams and a complete set of formation focused drills for more creativity, better decision making and more goals

It’s arrived! Discover how to harness the tactical advantages of the 4-2-3-1 so your team can attack with more pace and penetration and replicate the playing style of the elite sides. Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 combines a tactical guide full of drills to improve your tactical understanding and technique at scoring goals in the formation taking over elite soccer.

This is part of our “Quick Guide” series of eBooks, designed to be short and sweet and an easy read with each eBook focusing on a specific topic. This eBook gets right to the point of attacking in the 4-2-3-1, and because it is a quicker read than a traditional size book, we are able to offer it to you at less than half the regular price.

The 4-2-3-1 is rapidly spreading to elite sides all over the world. Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Bayern Munich now all use this formation to create complex attacking moves that bamboozle defenses and enable them to score goals in abundance. If you’ve ever wanted your players to open up space like Sergio Busquet and Messi, to find killer passes like Neymar or to get the ball to the forwards like Ozil, you can discover how in this special book.

Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 provides a complete guide to harnessing one of the most popular formations in elite soccer. The first half provides a tactical analysis, with screenshots of real games used to explain how to attack in transition, how to attack against the grain, getting the ball into the box from the sides and all the other tactical aspects of attacking in the 4-2-3-1. This is followed up with an extensive collection of drills you can use to develop the mindset and technique your players need to harness the formation to its full goal scoring potential.  Order now and you could be reading all this information in minutes.

So if you want to improve the creativity and decision making of your players and score more goals from areas all over the final third, Attacking in the 4-2-3-1 shows you how.