Whilst knowing how to score goals is obviously a vital ability in PES, there is also the small matter of your opponents trying to do the same. Being able to manage a good, solid defence is therefore essential if you have any hope of keeping the opposing side’s troublesome goalscorers at bay. Thankfully, a new tutorial has been uploaded that will help you tackle (ahem) this exact issue!
Knowing how to intercept an opponent player’s pass, for instance, is a vital skill to master, and also one that the tutorial video very handily teaches! The video also illustrates how you can go into the tactics settings and tweak various aspects of your strategy in order to maximise your defensive strength! With all this tactical power at your fingertips, the real skill is knowing exactly how to use it; when to switch from defense to offensive pressure, or when to hold back and counterattack at the opportune moment, for instance.
How defensive is your playing style? Do you believe in a solid back four, or are you all about pushing men forward to attack whenever possible? Let us know in the comments!