Messi shows his touch and ability on the soccer ball by pulling off a sombrero against Manchester United’s Partice Evra. Messi takes the ball on his chest and then flicks the ball over Evra’s head.
How do you get the touch and control of Messi? Don’t leave the house without your soccer ball. Yeah, it’s pretty simple really, not many how to steps involved. If you want to get the touch of Messi you’ve got to spend time with the ball and make it do want you want it to do, and not the other way around.
Sure, it’s great if you can juggle the ball fifty or even a hundred or a thousand times, but can you vary the height of the juggles, alternate juggles with both feet, juggle the ball out to the side and then back in front of you?
Can you manipulate the juggles rather than dance under the ball like you’re a balancing act with an array of dishes destined to fall?
Can you juggle the ball over someone’s head in a Champions League game like Messi in the video above? That’s the ultimate test, juggle the ball when a player is sprinting at you in front of 90,000 people at the Camp Nou.
Can you juggle the ball while you’re walking or jogging? Do you like to eat green eggs and ham while you’re juggle? Yeah, it’s like a Dr. Seuss story, where instead of green eggs and ham it’s all about juggling.
Get to it. Find your soccer ball and challenge yourself to become the best soccer player you can be.