The Pulga Atomica, the Atomic Flea, the greatest soccer player of all time, able to leap tall buildings and dribble through opponents at ease. Yes, that's Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
What is incredible about Messi is the way the soccer ball is always so close to his foot, his change of pace, and his ability to cut with the ball. How does he do it? Every step he gets a touch on the ball. As if he's trying to touch the ball as many times as he can while he goes forward with the soccer ball--which is an excellent way to practice dribbling if you're a young soccer player who want to try to play like Messi.
Touch the ball as many times as you can, almost exaggerate it when you're practicing. Then, in the games the ball will always be close to you and you can cut past defenders like Messi. See Messi's signature move.