Play like David Villa

David Villa is one of the most feared marksman in world football. Blessed with the pace to play off the shoulder of the last defender, he has the core body strength and skill to play with his back to goal; twisting and turning defenders with ease and firing off a shot in flash.

“Most defenders assume you may be looking for a pass when you receive the ball as a frontman, with your back to the goal,” says Alf Galustian, co-founder of Coerver Coaching.

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Huw was on the FourFourTwo staff from 2009 to 2015, ultimately as the magazine's Managing Editor, before becoming a freelancer and moving to Wales. As a writer, editor and tragic statto, he still contributes regularly to FFT in print and online, though as a match-going #WalesAway fan, he left a small chunk of his brain on one of many bus journeys across France in 2016.