Gary White, Technical Director and Head Coach for the Bahamas Football Association, said, every national team I come up against adopts a defensive tactic. My job is to analyze and counteract my opponents’ strategies, try to break them down, and force them into disorientation. As coaches, we must find the gaps and weaknesses in our opponent’s game plan and exploit it.
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