In the four midfielder Mikel has become the new defensive midfield fulcrum . Nigerians outstanding performance in this field , repeatedly recycled into the penalty area to act as the "third defender ," there are seven individual header Zhengding , as most of the team . David - Lewis and Frank Lampard , Mikel around everywhere around the intercept , and the opening position of the right wing , when the defense actually recovered Ramirez, also participated in the looting stopped in front of the defense . Results of such an arrangement is that Atletico Madrid Middle penetration may be stifled , the only way to go offensive pass the ball from the wings , and Terry, Cahill and other English defender, most afraid of is this hand . The whole game , Atletico pass in as many as 38 times , seven times header , but actually constitute a threat not large .