madstriker09 wrote:I've always played the reserved striker, almost like Maradona or Kaka, and have found a lot of success at it. I scored often an orchestrated the offense.
Lately, however, my coach has me playing a lone striker (Why? I have not a clue.) The midfield I am working with is decent and can send good balls through, but I was wondering if anybody had any instruction or advice on things I should make sure to be doing.
I've been watching film of Eto'o, Torres, Ronaldo, etc. But it is hard to find anything over the internet except goals and tricks, and every footballer knows that those are only the iceing on top of the cake.
More than anything else I probably need tips on positioning. Because of my previous position, I am used to creating the oppurtunity for myself or others rather than relying on my mates.
if you compare yourself with maradona or kaka you should have no problem figuring it out yourself
i'll try to help aswell
there are two kinds of lone strikers- the LONE striker. you play up top youself and are expected to turn, run and make your own chances, get into the box for crosses etc a bastard to play as its alot of running
or the lone striker. generally you have to be a tall strong player, you stand on the last defender with your back to goal receiving the ball into your feet or body to hold up up wait for support. Then you generally lumber into the box and wait for the cross
A lone striker is a team player no matter what style you play
your either running your socks off chasing long passes or you hold the ball up to give teammates time to get up the feild
its a hard shift and i dont envy you