What is'parking the bus'in football?

What is’parking the bus’in football?

‘Parking the bus’ is the phrase most closely associated with playing defensively in the modern era, but what is the basic premise behind it? Goal is on hand to provide you with everything you need to know. Can Juventus’ €75m striker Vlahovic prove himself a worthy Champions League rival to Haaland and Mbappe? What is ‘parking the bus’ in football?

What is parking the bus in soccer?

For those who do not know, "parking the bus" is a highly defensive minded tactic. It involves lining up all but one of your team in defense, either on the edge of the box or in the box (it may even be found in two layers, or ‘banks of 4’) and inviting pressure.

Will big teams ‘Park the bus’ for crucial World Cup games?

With the stakes so high, will big teams ‘park the bus’ for crucial games in the upcoming World Cup? Only time will tell. But one thing is certain – it will eventually be beaten sometime in the near future.

Did Chelsea Park two buses in front of goal?

Brendan Rodgers, in his post match interview, rather jokingly said that Chelsea parked two buses in front of goal, probably in acceptance of being beaten tactically. Despite enjoying only 27% of possession, having fewer shots on target, and having been sat in their own half for most periods of the game, Mourinho’s men won.