Video: The use of a deep pivot (Thiago, Xhaka & Co.) – tactical analysis
In this video analysis, we will take a closer look at the pivot position in football. Our tactical analysis will look at defining the subtleties of the role and explain, how the pivot’s movement and positioning has a desired effect on the rest of the side’s attacking shape and their offensive tactics.
Therefore, we will use examples from Schalke’s Omar Mascarell, Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara, and Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka. Our video analysis explains how to play as a central midfielder for players and how to use a deep pivot in the attacking phase for coaches.