Monday, May 04, 2009

Green Reveals Stoke Tactics

Before Saturday's game Stoke had only lost three times at home this season. One reason for Stoke's good home form is their continued aerial bombardment of the opposition area.

Robert Green has revealed how West Ham decided to counter this tactic,

“The management decided to keep it less clustered in the box. A lot of the goals Stoke have scored from the long throws and set-pieces have been second balls. It’s better to have a clearer area and someone to head the ball. We went man to man and said, 'We’ll win the ball’. To a man, everyone stood up.”

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