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Pass like Xavi

Barcelona and Spain have been the dominant forces in world football for the past six years. Their mesmerizing passing has left an indelible mark in the history of the game.

At the heart of this success, is a 5ft 5in playmaker, by the name of Xavi. He finds the feet of this team-mates with flawless accuracy, knowing when to play it simple and when to shred the opposition’s backline with a defence-splitting pass.

His movement, vision and technique, enable him to combine with team-mates in tight spaces. Opponents, swarm closing down the space, but somehow – with Xavi dictating the play – Barcelona and Spain both find a way out of dead ends and launch into attack.

This drill from Coerver Coaching will show you how to keep your feet and head on a swivel, so that you too can play with speed and accuracy.

If it’s worked for one of the world’s all-time greats, it can work for you on a Sunday morning.

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For more football tips see:

How to improve your passing
Playmaking the Xavi way
Xavi: Master the pass
Pass with Xavi's precision: Drill one
Pass with Xavi's precision: Drill two
Pass with Xavi's precision: Drill three
Pass with Xavi's precision: Drill four
Pass with Xavi's precision: Drill five