We’re proud to present the first ever tactic for Football Manager 2020! Our very own partnered streamer itsZdan has created this tactic influenced on the Benfica’s style of play and general formation, but it’s not limited by it.
ItsZdan’s FM20 Shitty Taka tactic relies heavily on your complete wingbacks skills and abilities to affect in the final third with their forward runs and creating width. The tactic is an attacking 4-2-3-1 which incorporates some fundamental principles of Gegenpressing and the world famous tiki taka tactical style.
Combining the two you’ll get a tactic which looks to press high up the pitch and regain possession quickly, while focusing on a short passing game and utilizing the spaces by immediately counter on the opposition when the ball is lost.
Download itsZdan’s FM 2020 ‘Shitty Taka’ tactic and experience brilliant moments of play!
About itsZdan’s 4-2-3-1 Tactic
Unlike the Benfica formation, here i will be using a Sweeper Keeper, who will help diminish the problems with using the high defensive line. On the defense, again we differ from Benfica by using 2 Central Defenders, Benfica uses 1 Central Defender an 1 Ball Playing Defender, but we will be training them as Ball Playing Defenders – Defend so that they are more versatile and can cope better with adversities. On the side we have Complete Wingback – Attack, probably the hardest role to find in game, but completely worth it, they will carry your team if you get the right one. When in doubt who to buy, go with the one with higher Stamina, he will need it.
In the midfield is where Benfica gets a lot of variety on their formation, depending on who plays where, I’ve decided to opt for a Deep Lying Playmaker and a Box to Box, making it easier on the CB’s to make the decision on who to pass the ball to depending if the team is in organized attack or on a counter.
On the wings Benfica also has 2 ways of playing, either with wingers or with Inside Forwards, depending on who plays where. I’ve decided to go with the Inside Forwards because for me it makes more sense taking into account the role I’m using at AMC, Attacking Midfielder, and again, this is a position that has an enormous variation on role at Benfica, depending on who plays the, it can go from Advanced Playmaker to Shadow Striker and even Trequartista. My option was taken because it makes sense for me to have a player in a more supportive role in that space.
At the attack I opted with Advanced Forward simply because it will give more space to the player behind to build and move around, any other role would make them all bunch together, that would work well in some situation (slow build up) but would totally fail on others (counter). Two types of players you can get here, the Juggernaut (fast strong striker that will create havoc on counters) or the Virtuoso (smaller player with great technical who will find the space on the slow build up).
Out of Possession:
As a quick rundown on what to do, everyone training on their roles except the DC, who should train as Ball Playing Defenders – Defend. No Opponent Instructions and don’t select anyone to take corner kicks. If you see a Red Card, remove the AMC.
I hope you enjoy this FM20 tactic!
Let me know what your experience with it is over at twitch.tv/itsZdan! See you!
A Football Manager 2020 beta tactic by itsZdan, which is influenced by Benfica’s style of play and formation. Experience the wonders of the ‘shitty taka’