Lionel Messi wins almost every one versus one situation. It’s not just because Messi is technically the best, but also because he is the smartest footballer ever to play the game. He can dribble past a defender without even touching the soccer ball. This video shows how he uses different skills like body feints, ball control dummies or fake shots to humiliate defenders and goalkeepers. And to score goals!
Excellent video of Lionel Messi’s using his incredibly high soccer IQ to beat players without even touching the soccer ball. Might have to click over to YouTube to watch the video but it’s worth it.
Messi has reached God level soccer expertise by beating defenders and setting up his teammates by not even touching the soccer ball. It’s just his presence alone that disturbs the spaces around him when opposing teams see him near. As in through his dummy to Griezmann.
The smartest skills without touching the ball – Lionel Messi. I think this is what they call soccer IQ. And really it’s what all the greats of the game of soccer are able to do. Their impact on the game is felt as soon as they step on the pitch. Other teams and defenders worried about what Messi is doing or about to do.