Be the complete striker: Spin and finish

Become a back to goal grandmaster with this drill from Premier League academy coach Saul Isaksson-Hurst 

When you’ve got your back facing the goal, getting into a good shooting position on the edge of a congested area is tricky.


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The best way to maximise your chances is by improving the precision of your turning – and that’s where this neat drill from comes in.


Lay out a square cone in front of the area and run towards the edge of the box, while a teammate pings the ball into the square. Take one touch with the outside of your boot to control your swivel –  and have a dig.


Crucially, you need to drill in both directions, with both feet, to give you the best chance of evading defenders during a match. This is just the ticket.

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