Recovery defending is an art in of itself. Players like Ledley King and Raphael Varane are masters of it. Whilst it is true being blessed with exceptional pace is undoubtedly an asset in this aspect of defending, it is just as important to know how to where to run to during a situation that is seemingly odds on in favour for the attacker in order to delay progress as well as having the skillset to intercept or execute last ditch tackles if need be.