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      False 9 or 10?

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      False 9 or 10?
      Jul 10, 2020 10:50:34 am
      What's the difference between the false 9 and the #10.

      I understood that the false 9 plays as forward and midfielder yet that's also the #10? Or is it based on the tactics and set up. So 4-3-3 has a false 9 and 4-2-3-1 employs the #10.

      Is Firmino a false 9 and #10?
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      Re: False 9 or 10?
      Reply #1: Jul 10, 2020 11:27:56 am
      I think a false 9 drops deep on occasions and at times becomes sort of a #10, this is usually to drag centre halves out of position and leave space in behind usually for attacking wingers / inside forwards to exploit.

      Whereas the job of a #10 is to create chances and take the role of a playmaker, more often than not with a centre forward directly in front. I think their role relies more on what they do with the ball i.e creating chances, while the role of a false 9 has a lot more to do with off the ball play (creating space etc). I'd definitely say Bobby is a false 9. Coutinho would be more of a 10

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