How does Lionel Messi train? It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success. Starting early and staying late. Training day after day after day, year after year. This is Leo Messi’s soccer training formula. What’s your soccer training routine? How are you going to become the best soccer player you can be. Learn how to play like Messi.
Watch this video from Adidas on Messi’s training formula.
And check out the pain and suffering that goalkeepers have had to endure thanks to Lionel Messi constantly chipping the soccer ball up and over them or slotting the ball past them. Oh how they must hate to see Barcelona and Messi on the schedule in La Liga: Goalkeepers on the Ground After Lionel Messi Has Scored
Is Messi the great soccer player of all time? He’s certainly in the discussion as the best ever and if he wins the World Cup this summer, I think you’d have to say he is the greatest ever. Either way, follow Messi’s training formula if you want to improve your game in any way. Essentially, Messi’s training formula is putting in the work because you just love to play the game.
What’s interesting about Messi is how much he favors his left foot. Yes, he can pass, shoot, and score with his right foot but he’d much rather have the soccer ball on his left. And it’s interesting because Messi is not the only professional soccer player with a favored foot. It seems pretty common in the game world wide.
Yes, the pros can use both feet but perhaps because of balance or how they body is structured they favor one foot over the other. They just grew up favoring one foot and maybe ones muscles and body became more accustomed to using that foot.
As Ibrahimovic said about Messi’s left foot:
Zlatan: “Messi only uses his left foot and he’s still the best in the world. Imagine if he also used his right, then we’d have serious problems!”