Bayern Munich have been using three goals during training sessions in Doha.
The coach of the German and European champions instructed three goals to be setup at one end of a training pitch, before rotating small games of attack against defence.
The bizarre new tactic does have explainable logic behind it.
A possibly theory behind having three goals with attack against defence is that it will sharpen the movements and anticipation of defenders as there is literally no time to relax.
It also provides a chance for attacking players to always be on the look out to score a goal, increasing confidence by getting that scoring touch back.
It’s also a very clever tactic for helping normally attacking players become better in a defensive sense when the roles are reversed.
The message is clear for any side that wants to be more like Bayern Munich; stick three goals at one end of a training pitch and let the players off the leash.
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