gegenpressing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German, popularised by Jürgen Klopp (1967-), German football manager

Noun[edit]

gegenpressing (uncountable)

  1. (soccer) A tactic in which a team, after losing possession of the ball, immediately attempts to win back possession, rather than falling back to regroup
    • 2015 October 26, Barry Glendenning, “Football transfer rumours: Pep Guardiola to manage Chelsea?”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Not the kind of player you’d associate with the frenzied gegenpressing for which Jürgen Klopp’s name is a byword, the striker’s non-future with Liverpool is expected to be thrashed out by his agent Mino Raiola and Klopp in what the Rumour Mill imagines will be a fairly short conversation.

Verb[edit]

gegenpressing

  1. present participle of gegenpress