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Sch­midt’s game plan tends to have three com­po­nents: an in­tense high press, keep­ing the pitch as nar­row and com­pact as pos­si­ble, and throw­ing players for­ward with al­most wild aban­don. He prefers to use a 4-2-2-2 set-up, fea­tur­ing two hold­ing mid­field­ers and four ad­ven­tur­ous types fur­ther for­ward.

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