Posts Tagged ‘gareth’

  1. The Importance of Width in the Premier League


    April 15, 2012 by Joshua Broomfield

    Despite the success of “inverted wingers” over the past few seasons, the more “traditional” wingers have not become redundant in the modern game. The recent form of Gareth Bale and Antonio Valencia demonstrates that players that can provide width are still a real asset to their team. 

    Over the past two or three seasons, teams have started deploying wide players on the opposite wing to their strongest foot, or allowing wide players to drift into central positions. This is what is meant by “inverted wingers”. Wide players who stay on their wing and don’t tend to drift but look to get crosses into the box are referred to as “traditional” wingers.       

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