Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona loves to do this turn to escape pressure. It’s a bit of a feint like he’s going one way but he instead spins out the other way. It’s a move that he does quite often and with great effect. The turn is clearly Frenkie de Jong’s favorite skill. This turn is really popular and useful for central midfielders, and many say that Xavi did this turn all the time while he played for Barcelona. The question now, and the pressure on Frenkie, is can he become the next Iniesta or Xavi for Barcelona?
One thing that stands out when Frenkie de Jung does this turn is how he accelerates after he does the move to break free from pressure. That’s the important thing to do with any dribbling move or fake – the change of pace after the skill is executed. Slow then fast.