You think we are playing too defensive? I WISH WE WERE. Our 3-4-1-2 have basically 5 players attacking high up. We give easy counters because of it.
You have the same level of defending players in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2, because one of the 3 CBs is a fullback...But putting the FB at CB makes it so the wings can attack way higher, especially Cuadrado, who barely have to defend much, as he would been if it was a 4 man defence.