Just how important is possession of the ball?

Just how important is possession of the ball?

Pep Guardiola’s influence on how football is played throughout Europe cannot be understated. His all-conquering Barcelona team’s ability to dominate possession of the ball proved a near impossible tactic to counter. “Overloaded midfield” and “recycled possession” became the in-vogue axioms as teams attempted to replicate Barca’s unique and seemingly unsurpassable methods. Bayern Munich’s more energetic […]