Learn from Aziz Behich

Aziz Behich spoke with Four Four Two Performance during the week about the fine balance between attack and defence as a full back.

Aziz Behich spoke with Four Four Two Performance during the week about the fine balance between attack and defence as a full back.

Here are some of his tips:

Defending is your first duty

“As a full back it-s obviously always good to attack and get into attacking positions and help out the forwards, but the first and foremost thing is you-re a defender, so your defensive duty comes first. If you do your defensive duty well, then you can attack.”

Get up and down like Patrice Evra

“I love the way he does his defensive duties, yet he-s always involved in the attacks. He does both jobs, he-s always up and down but you can tell he-s a world-class defender.”

When do you attack?

“It all really depends on the balance of your defence. If your team is in possession of the ball and you-ve got enough players back to deal with their strikers if there-s a turnover, then it-s a sign you can push forward and join in the attack."

Read the full article on Four Four Two Performance here: Behich: Get up & down like Evra Melbourne Heart and Socceroos defender Aziz Behich discusses the fine balance between attack and defence as full-back