Tobias Escher is the co-founder of the award-winning blog “Spielverlagerung.de”. He also analyses Bundesliga games for a web show called “Bohndesliga” produced by Rocket Beans TV. As a freelance journalist, Escher writes for Die Welt and the football magazine 11 FREUNDE. In 2013, Medium-Magazin named him one of Germany’s top ten sports journalists. His most recent books with Rowohlt were Rethinking Football: The Age of the Strategist and Football Tactics: From the Sweeper to the Double Pivot.
THE KEY TO THE GAME: HOW MODERN FOOTBALL WORKS
What’s a “false 9”? And why are goalkeepers suddenly playing like defenders? In his new book, Tobias Escher explains the fundamentals of modern football. Using the four-phase model he explores all the relevant details about every player position, every play situation and every tactical challenge. It provides amateur and professional players and coaches – or just ordinary fans – with a valuable new resource that will make them see the game with different eyes and gain a deeper understanding of what’s happening on the pitch.