Nowadays, the top teams have strategies for most of what will happen in the game.
If they concede 2 scores in a row, they will have a strategy
If they are not winning breaking ball in the middle, they will have a strategy
If they are not creating enough scoring chances, they will have a strategy
Players also need to have strategy, because within the tactical and strategic battles of the modern game, it is still the individual battles that often define the result.
Strategies are not skills, but more of a list of things that must be done to change a current outcome.
What will you do if your opponent is dominating you?
What will you do if you kick 3 balls in a row wide?
What will you do if your player is not in the game, to ensure that they are kept out of the game?
What will you do if your planned kick out, doesn't work out?
The list is endless.....
Quite often, these strategies are what we call experience, but even for experienced players, it pays to have the strategies already in place.