Want a player to stay back? "Defensive" is your friend

Defensive as an advanced instruction in PES

Pacey wingers are always a problem when your fullbacks are nowhere to be found. To prevent this from happening, use the "Defensive" advanced instruction to ensure that they stay back at all times.

This has 2 downsides, though: you will have less players joining the attack, and if you assign it to both fullbacks, you will run out of Attacking Advanced Instructions to use.

You won't need this is you have fullbacks with the "Defensive Full-back" playing style, but since they are a rare breed in PES, this instruction comes in handy.

By default, Advanced Instructions will be activated when you set them, but you can toggle them ON/OFF by pressing L2 + the direction of the instruction in the D-pad.

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