TPM Football – Match Tutorials – Cross Field Pass

TPM Football – Match Tutorials – Cross Field Pass
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One of the most effective methods for making good attacking progress up the field is to play a cross field pass. This is especially effective when the opposition doesn’t defend deep as a defensive unit. In this scenario, I (YNWA) currently have the ball. I can see that on the opposite side of the field is LM10. As of right now however, Karagounis will be able to intercept any cross field pass as he is far ahead of LM10. By now however, the gap between LM10 and Karagounis has reduced and although Karagounis is still deeper than LM10, as LM10 is out wider to the pitch, he will still be able to get the ball first (or at least cause Karagounis to concede possession through forcing a slide) if the pass is played with enough power. Also notice that there is no other opposition player who could intercept the cross field pass either. If the pass is not played deep enough, Karagounis will be able to make a diving header and head it back to the goal keeper to catch. Therefore you want your mouse cursor to be around here so the pass doesn’t get blocked by Drozdov and you will need to load your left mouse button long enough to ensure that there is enough power to reach to the otherside of the field. You should also add some curl by moving your mouse downwards immediately after the releasing the left mouse button so that the ball swings back towards LM10. Other factors to consider is the speed of the team mate you’re passing to and the speed of the opposition player who will be covering – ie it is harder to play this pass if your team mate is playing as Large and the opposition player is playing as Small, but conversely it is easier to play this pass if your team mate is playing as Small and the opposition player is playing as Large. Full speed clip

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