But players capable of dancing through a rash of challenges and slotting the ball past a mountainous goalkeeper are at a premium. However, with this drill from the Nike Academy we're going to help you reach this level.
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As the Nike Academy's assistant coach, Matt Wells, explains, this session will harness a player's individual skills, moulding them in to an aspiring samba star.
"This drill works on the striker's three R's - his receiving skills, his ball retention skills and his running with the ball skills," Wells told FFT.
"If you watch Brazilian international Pato he often receives the ball in tight areas, where he's under intense pressure, but he uses his body deception to wriggle out of there, attack a defender one v one, offset the defender, get past him and finish past the goalkeeper."
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Master your finishing: The reverse pass to cross and finish
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Master your finishing: The four-way finish