Delivery Like De Bruyne

Delivery Like De Bruyne

The ability to create chances from wide areas is extremely useful, especially when playing against an opponent who can neutralise your attack through the middle. Experiment with various crossing techniques in the air and along the floor, in the words of Pep Guardiola: A low, hard cross is half a goal!

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Garrincha

Garrincha

Drive towards the defender and when close take a big step across the ball and explode with the outside of the other foot in the other direction. Most effective when coming in at an angle making the disguise as big as possible.

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Explosive First Touch 1

Explosive First Touch 1

This requires a larger space as the touches are bigger and require running with pace. It involves rolling the ball across your body exploding through a gate and shooting with laces into the goal. Multiple outcomes to mimic a game situation.

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One and a Half Step Overs

One and a half Step Overs

A practice which does not involve touching the ball but a combination of a fake and body movements to lose the opposing player. Roll the ball ahead of yourself. Perform a big fake and step over the ball. Step the same foot back over the ball immediately and explode out in the same direction.

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Long range Aerial Control, Cut and Pass Back

Long range Aerial Control, Cut and Pass Back

The exercise requires a partner. Ask your partner to send an aerial pass. Keep you eye on the ball at all times and keep moving your feet so your body is behind the ball. Get your foot under the ball, relax it and move slightly as contact is made to take the power out of the ball moving it into an open space. Cut the ball back and return the pass.

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