Tottenham and England baller Dele Alli’s first touch is from another planet! Here’s some tips and tricks, plus an awesome drill to improve your control – just like the mind-blowing CAM!
TIP 1: FIRST TOUCH DIRECTION
Dele is one of the planet’s best midfielders because he’s a master of control! To control the ball like the Spurs man, just as your foot makes contact with the ball, have your hips and shoulders face the direction you want your first touch to travel in!
TIP 2: FIRST TOUCH SPEED
One of the reasons why Dele is so good, is he’s quality at controlling the ball on the move. Go and meet the ball, like the Tottenham and England star does, before turning on the afterburners and leaving your opponent choking on dust!
Now practise doing this control drill – ‘Ball & Wall’ – by watching the video above!
Pass the ball against the wall with your right foot and move backwards. Open your body to the left, then meet the ball with your left foot.
Direct your first touch diagonally to your left through the cone gate using the inside of your left foot. Pass the ball against the wall with your left foot, then move backwards.
Open your body to the right and meet the ball with your right foot. Direct your first touch diagonally to your right through the cone gate using the inside of your right foot. Then repeat the above steps.