France and Man. United midfielder Paul Pogba is never afraid of receiving the ball in tight spaces! Here are some tips and tricks, plus an awesome drill to master your first touch like the superstar!
TIP 1: RECEIVING THE BALL
Man. United’s ace midfield baller Paul Pogba is such a master of control! Sneak a look for space, team-mates and opponents before you receive the ball – just like the France hero does – so you know where to direct your first touch to create maximum time and space!
TIP 2: PASSING THE BALL
The French midfield powerhouse passes with an amazing pinpoint precision whenever he tries to find a team-mate. To pass like Pogba, make sure you look up at your target before you make the pass – that’ll improve your accuracy!
Now practise this ace drill by watching the video above!
Player 1 rolls the ball with the sole of one foot and passes the ball against the wall with the other foot.
Player 1 now sprints around either of the two back discs.
Player 2 controls the ball with the sole of one foot and passes against the wall with the other foot.
Player 2 now sprints around either of the two back discs. Player 1 repeats and the sequence continues!
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