Shahdan Sulaiman: How to boss the midfield

Why is it important to be able to retain control of the midfield? Shahdan Sulaiman will explain.

Every team needs at least one playmaker to dictate play and the tempo, and Tampines Rovers midfielder Shahdan Sulaiman tends to excel in that role.


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It is a position which should not be understated, according to him.


"Playmakers create goals for strikers, they create opportunities for the team and they play an important role," Shahdan told FourFourTwo.


"To be able to perform in this role, you  most probably need to be awareness of opponents and your teammates. You need to play the ball fast and you need to be aware of your opponents to create opportunities. You need to vary your passing to make it more difficult for your opponents."


Shahdan added that hard work is required to hone the techniques required to succeed as a playmaker.


"For this kind of techniques, it takes practises. You can train with two touches, and one touch, then you vary your distance. That's how you improve," he shared. 


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