A Look at Toni Kroos’ Ability to Dominate from Deep at Euro 2016

At Euro 2016, a lot of teams have come into games with a defence-first mentality. They’ve tried to sit back, eliminate the pockets in front of their goalkeeper and, when the opportunity has presented itself, attack largely in transition. Some of the more favoured teams, when tasked with breaking down such deep defensive structures, have […]

Width, Tempo and Slickness Crucial to Germany’s Triumph in Scotland

As Scotland played host to Germany on Monday night, Hampden Park was at its loudest. The Germans had a role to play in this, of course, gifting the home side a pair of goals, both of which were equalisers, that right-winger Thomas Muller would later describe as “stupid.” Both came from set-pieces and both were […]