Any game of football, regardless of formation or playing style, can be divided into 4 phases:
1. Ball Possession (BP) : this is the phase when our team has the ball and we are attacking;
2. Ball Possession Opponent (BPO) : this is the phase when the opponent has the ball and we are defending;
3. Transition to defence (BP>BPO) : this is the phase when we lose the ball and must switch from attacking to defending;
4. Transition to attack (BPO>BP) this is the phase when we win the ball back and switch from defending to attacking.