Hold down L2/LT and your player will turn and face the attacker. Get close to them with the left stick and perform a standing tackle – most times, you’ll win the ball back.
Note: You need to get close to attackers, jockey, and put in a standing tackle.
Jockeying is the defender’s skill of keeping between the attacker and his or her intended target (usually the goal). It requires the defender to slow down or delay the attacker by backing off slowly while at the same time trying to force an error or make a successful.