Lionel Messi the Teacher

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Messi Teacher

Is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi giving his secrets away? It appears that way. Why not learn how to dribble the soccer ball like the best player to ever play the game. The master is giving a lesson on how to do what he does best, making defenders look silly when they try to take the ball from him.

If you want to learn how to dribble like Lionel Messi, watch the video below. What he has to say: go at speed towards the defender straight on, so you can break to the left or the right. Change of pace is key. Slow then fast.

One thing that jumps out to me about Messi, is he keeps the soccer ball very close to him, touching the ball with every step when he dribbles, but he will push the ball a few yards ahead of himself when he sees an open space or when there’s a chance to break free for a shot. The ball is always on a string and he’s able to push the ball further ahead with a burst of speed when there’s an opening.

Lionel Messi Teaching You His Dribbling Skills

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