The official website for European football

Lagerbäck on stopping playmakers

Published: Friday 16 April 2010, 0.56CET
How do you repel the threat of a gifted player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?
Published: Friday 16 April 2010, 0.56CET

Lagerbäck on stopping playmakers

How do you repel the threat of a gifted player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo?

With a player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in your ranks, the route to goal is always easier. But what if you find yourselves facing a supremely gifted creative midfielder like that? Lars Lagerbäck examines the importance of a holding midfielder and good old-fashioned hard work.

Last updated: 28/09/14 1.36CET

Related information

Coach profiles
Member associations

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=519173.html#lagerback+stopping+playmakers

UEFA.com features

France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • France's Griezmann on 2010 Under-19 triumph
  • What Jorge Jesus will offer Sporting
  • Stadler: Experience can pay off for Austria
  • Porto signal intent with Imbula acquisition
  • Inter rebuild continues with Miranda signing
  • Europa League sides: ten things you didn't know
  • Khomukha on Russia's unique quest in Greece
  • The greatest teams of all time: Bayern 1973–76
  • Sousa 'the right man' for Fiorentina
  • Pick of the Week of Football
1 of 10
 
  • © 1998-2015 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.