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Passing Accelerate your thought process and you’ll slow things down, says Zenit St Petersburg’s Spanish midfielder
Steven Pienaar Everton’s fleet-footed magician has been pulling the strings for the Champions League-chasing Toffees. The South African reveals the secrets to roaming menacingly behind enemy lines...
Control Want to upgrade your reaction speed and put the ball under your spell? We've got just the drill
Control Stop the ball dead and pick out a team-mate with this drill from Nottingham Forest first team coach, Jimmy Gilligan
Barcelona Use this exercise to marry both of your feet to the ball. No more reliance upon one foot: soon your control will be more akin to Spain’s master craftsman than a leaden-footed donkey
Barcelona Find yourself getting caught in possession? Not after this dribbling drill. Speed up your thought process and glide away from opponents a la Iniesta by practising this bit of skill
Barcelona Barcelona’s creator-in-chief can control, turn and pass all in one fluid movement. Introduce this drill to your training sessions and you’ll soon find that you can do just the same
Barcelona Whether your team-mate gives you a perfectly weighted pass or a shovel-footed shank, you’ll be able to bring the ball under your spell and keep possession by getting this down
Barcelona Find yourself panicking under pressure in a game situation? FFT has a cure. Tighten up your technique and carry the ball with composure, courtesy of this ball mastery exercise
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