You have 0 knowledge about football’: Van Gaal shames journalist who suggested Tuchel’s formation is ‘defensive’

You have 0 knowledge about football’: Van Gaal shames journalist who suggested Tuchel’s formation is ‘defensive’

“You want to play 532, like Chelsea. Defensive football,” a Dutch journalist told Former Man United and current Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal, as quoted by ESPN.

“You have zero knowledge about football,” van Gaal replied.

“You are a journalist who wants to share his vision, but you don’t have a vision.

“With 532 you can attack very well. And hats off for Tuchel for showing it.”

It has to be noted that Tuchel prefers a 3-4-2-1 formation, not the 3-5-2 Van Gaal talks about, although the two are quite similar.

The three-at-the-back shape can be very dangerous and one can use it for attack-minded, possession-based football, as Thomas Tuchel has demonstrated at Chelsea.

After the German took charge at Stamford Bridge, the Blues’ football has become pleasing to the eye.

But most importantly, the formation has proven to be extremely effective, as Tuchel won the Champions League in his first season at the club.

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