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gazbjorck
30-11-2009, 02:11
Hi guys, I'm losing my mind trying to defend!! Everyone I play seems to be able to close me down right away and take the ball off of me. Is there something else other than pressing the 2 pressure buttons???

Also, whenever Im on the ball the opposition is on me in a flash but when the opposition has the ball my players take an eternity to close anyone down even with the pressure button pressed down (the AI one that is, I try and only use the other one when I need to tackle) Any help will be gratefully received :w00t:w00t:w00t:w00t

canarianfrank
30-11-2009, 14:56
Get used to using the gameplan, tactics and sliders.....

One of them sliders sets how tight/compact you team is and how much pressure you apply - this works - try it.

gazbjorck
30-11-2009, 16:01
Get used to using the gameplan, tactics and sliders.....

One of them sliders sets how tight/compact you team is and how much pressure you apply - this works - try it.

Cheers for that, but I've tried all sorts of permutations including putting the 2 sliders to 100 and still cant close down players!! Seriously thinkin of just getting FIFA :(:( Definitely think it's more to do with me not knowing what the buttons do! Any tips on that would be grateful

gazbjorck
30-11-2009, 17:01
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Get used to using the gameplan, tactics and sliders.....

One of them sliders sets how tight/compact you team is and how much pressure you apply - this works - try it.

Cheers for that, but I've tried all sorts of permutations including putting the 2 sliders to 100 and still cant close down players!! Seriously thinkin of just getting FIFA :(:(

stottmeister
30-11-2009, 18:38
i've noticed this, the comp seems to be drawn straight to your man but my guys get wrong footed all the time.

The Commish
01-12-2009, 17:01
Dont convert to Fifa its shit, you will master the defending in time!

dapluto
02-12-2009, 14:53
Cheers for that, but I've tried all sorts of permutations including putting the 2 sliders to 100 and still cant close down players!! Seriously thinkin of just getting FIFA :(:( Definitely think it's more to do with me not knowing what the buttons do! Any tips on that would be grateful


my advise , not that its really worth much becuase i have trouble defending too.

bring either your strikers or your attacking mids BACK as the person you are controlling then press the second player pressure button to get someone to track the opposition guys with the ball
this can be infuriating because sometimes when you want to switch players it goes to the wrong guy and that messes up the routine..(i,e the player you want to use to cover the zones the ball can get played to while pressing with the COM guy)...hmm...i just had a light bulb as to why this might be happening to me.....

anyway.....

use the strikers or AM to cover zones...if the person is a wing cheeser..then cover the wing the second he gets the ball to his flank man...do this and force the guy to come inside. becuase of this and assuming that you have put your compactness settings on higher values then the only thing this guy can do is go to the other wing if he hasnt run into trouble cause your middle of pitch should be compact......all the while these things are happeing you need to be jockying your player to where you think the ball is gonna go to

an example would be if messi has the ball take control of the full back and shift him slight wide to stop wing play and press the Square button to get some help (i REALLY need the help) ..JUST BEFORE YOU THINK MESSI IS ABOUT TO TURN BACK INFIELD.....change the player you control..what this does is two things...it then takes the defending on the flank BACK TO the AI (who is quite good at sticking out a foot) and then you can use the other guy to intercept messi or the pass inside or whatever..

thats actually a decent trick in that once the AI somehow (i dont know what promts them to do this as some of mine just sleep walk) decides to CHASE the opponent ..they actually go for them...so once you have brought the defender to the oppo player close enough...assuming that this guy is hingry to get the ball back (i think that pressing slidder) then just switch the guy you are controlling to either double team the lpayer of intercept the zones..the AI does a pretty decent job of trying to win the ball or slwoing down the attack...

defending for me is really tough...i find that people running at angles seems to confuse my defenders and they get caught wrong footed and almost always end up chasing as opposed to getting in front.

hope this helps and encourages other to post

Lukaku
24-02-2010, 14:28
When I'm defending what I tend to do is use the pressure setting in the team style menu to set my team pressure to 70+ depending on who I'm playing and in the actual game I will use my controlled player to chase back to close down the attacker whilst pressing the 'call over another team mate button' (square on PS) untill one of the two players are close to the attacker. When they are close if I'm in front of the attacker then a well timed press of the x button should disposses them. If I'm beside them I would press x to get close, but not too close as you end up being held off and end up running alone side the attacker and you can't do anything else. So I stop pressing all buttons except sprint and run aorund to the front of them and take the ball or perform a slide tackle.

I hope this makes sense.....

jMz
25-02-2010, 15:08
My tip would be to think ahead and mark players without the ball before it's passed to them, rather than just chasing the ball all the time. Don't give the other team anywhere to pass to. I find it best to put your player in between the attacker and the goal when they are near your box, and slowly close the ground, don't be too keen to tackle all the time as you could get skinned and leave a gap. If you cover right, they should just walk into you most of the time. If you stand off a little they won't be able to use pace to get by you because they won't have reached you yet. Timing is the real key though. Hope this makes sense.
And of course, practise, practise, practise!

KeeganJacobs
27-02-2010, 18:23
team slider to
pressure. 90 and up
compactness 90 and up

Team play , you get 4....set one on pressure and activate it when your playing.

cdinha_
03-03-2010, 04:17
have u ever tried to mark using the R2?

i frequently use it on a conter attack or one one mark with no prob.
and when in normal pressure, the square and the x. usually i let the COM going pressure itselfs and i control the other player by tring to mark the pass tragetory.
sometimes works very fine, but if u dont get in time, its a huge change to suffer goals.

bye!

xBTOx
08-04-2010, 17:21
Stop pressing the Run Button, press the Second Defender (not all the time) and don't run to the player, let the opponent run at you and press the Marking button, when playing against a runner; always look ahead to his next move and tackle him. Works 90% of the time for me ;)

gr4ndmasterz
06-10-2010, 09:46
wat is the second defender button for ps3 ?

adamsutton
13-10-2010, 00:58
what the second pressure button for xbox???

any other buttons i should know for defending??

djquantum
13-10-2010, 15:55
wat is the second defender button for ps3 ?

Square on the normal controls

notekun
19-10-2010, 03:23
What is delay and delay 2?
Delay 1: just hold x
Delay 2: hold x and move L analogy towards goal keepers.

Woodstaman
24-11-2010, 19:11
In the Game plan you can assign player to mark other players, and set the Compactness and pressure (which you said you already did)
I am very good at defending but the tips I can give you is think ahead, run into space which opposition players run into and send them down a one way route to where the crowd of defenders are (or a Center-Back)

golimpo
29-12-2010, 12:19
I am having difficulty in defending also, one of the most useful thing for me (as I am new to game) delay 2. I press X button and L stick towards my goal. If my player is between opponent and my goal, this will slow down the attack and my team members find to time to settle their defending positions. But I learned (but cannot manage yet) that, when opponent has free space in front of him and runs, best thing is press none of the buttons but only R1, run until catch and pass the opponent striker, than make a tackle towards him or sliding tackle if it is the right time. I belive this is the right way to block rapid counter attacks. If I am wrong please tell me. ;) because then I practice a wrong way.

ujang
30-12-2010, 16:41
best thing is press none of the buttons but only R1, run until catch and pass the opponent strike.

Wah, it so good, new thing to me. Thank you, I will use this tips. :cool:

rodrigo_bob
05-01-2011, 18:03
defend is for the poorest people...

golimpo
17-01-2011, 10:30
I learned something tonight in turkish server (someone answered my desperate question about stealing the ball)
He said press run button and X. I tried it in the games - it worked. Of course I was pressing R1 (may be too long and get nothin) but if I press R1 + X, (at the same time once together) towards the opponent, this make a shoulder press also. Winning the ball and throwing the opponent a side. I lost many balls to this trick.

If you do it close the opponent it is very hard to overcome it for him.

Note: I see all servers other than my country (turkiye) as red dot in game lobbies. My connection is sufficent for local server but other countries (even the Greece which is close in the map) all red. So I had to play with my own country server most of the time. Is it so with your game servers?

smudger2008
27-01-2011, 13:17
When I'm defending what I tend to do is use the pressure setting in the team style menu to set my team pressure to 70+ depending on who I'm playing and in the actual game I will use my controlled player to chase back to close down the attacker whilst pressing the 'call over another team mate button' (square on PS) untill one of the two players are close to the attacker. When they are close if I'm in front of the attacker then a well timed press of the x button should disposses them. If I'm beside them I would press x to get close, but not too close as you end up being held off and end up running alone side the attacker and you can't do anything else. So I stop pressing all buttons except sprint and run aorund to the front of them and take the ball or perform a slide tackle.

I hope this makes sense.....

I was wondering how to avoid getting held off by the player with the ball, thanks

bestplayer200
17-11-2011, 12:13
You have to realise that most of your defending is done by the computer so first of all choose a team with a fairly good defence.Second,organize your defence.It is useful to always play a defensive midfielder in front of your defence and as close to your defence as possible.Thirdly, when using r1+ X to defend,watch carefully as your player rushes in to tackle an opponent and as he gets very close let go of r1 and hold onto only x.This will make your player slow down and go in for a more precise tackle instead of a wild lunge that will see him soundly beaten.It's tricky at first and requires good anticipation and timing but you are far more likely to win the ball.Please reply to me if this helps.

top5player
11-08-2012, 11:37
when defending in pes2012(if you are using a ps3)the tendency is to rely on the X button.However I found an alternative which while a bit tricky, works wonders.It is using square +R1+ direction.Here's how to do it: Hold in square ,R1 and the direction of your goal.Your players will run back to close up spaces and the pressure will be tighter and harder.However the player applying the pressure will be the one closest to the ball and not the one you are controlling.If you ever let go of R1,he will stop running and give away dangerous space.Do not ever hold in the direction you are attacking towards or your players will start running towards the opposition goal exposing your defence.The player you are controlling will move backwards if you correctly hold in the combo and become part of the defence.This may sound complicted but it really isn't.Just try it.If it works send me a private message to let me know that I have helped someone else enjoy pro evo even more

SavoirFaire
18-09-2012, 02:30
Try using Mark settings and drop all your forwards and midfielders back by marking their strikers/midfielders etc . I learnt that from watching Chelsea in the CL last season :P

||KR7||88||
12-11-2012, 00:55
deep defense and high pressure