You can have all of the attacking flair you like, but if you can’t defend, you’re not getting very far. Manchester United will tell you that first hand.
It’s the same on FIFA 15 – to win matches, you have to learn how to stop the other side cutting your defence to ribbons. And it’s usually more of an issue with a players’ concentration and changing your own habits than anything else.
Too many FIFA players get carried away and love to slide tackle, bring their own players out of defence and mistakenly leaving gaps behind them. It’s too easy for players to exploit those gaps this year. So the tip is – don’t lose your head. Instead, when you’re faced with an attack filled with pace and flair, make sure you have the correct defender you want to make the tackle with and pick your moment.
Backing off with your defenders is so unbelievably effective. Players are so keen to move forward and sprint through teams that when no gaps appear there is nowhere to go. So don’t give your opposition the satisfaction. Pick your tackle at the right moment, or drop off and use team mate control to have someone come back and help out. So simple.