There is no doubt that Aguero is one of best strikers in world. Today we will explore five skills that he often uses to improve quality of our game. Let's start right now:
Stop and go
The first technique is to stop and leave quickly. This is a very practical move. Of course, any movement is good for Aguero, but it suits his characteristics, that is, players with strong explosive power are very suitable to use.
Figure 1. Demonstration of emergency stop and fast walking
We're running fast with ball and opponent is pressing and rushing to block our path. At this time, we can gently stop ball with outside of foot close to us, forcing defender to look. We are always ready to cut inside.
Drawing 2. Section of a toe
But foot must be ready at any moment, because in next step we will use inside of foot to kick ball back in original direction and continue to run forward.
Drawing 3. Push ball forward again
The second technique is dragon's tail on outside of foot. This technique is very effective when we stand with our backs to goal, and enemy presses on us. As you prepare to receive ball, bend your knees and expand your defense zone against opponent pressure, then sharply tap outside of your foot outward to turn.
Figure 4. Full display of Shenlong's wagging tail
We have to be creative on field, we can also touch ball with outside of body and then go around defender from inside to hit ball and get rid of defense completely.
Drawing 5. Passing ball
This technique is best used when ball is at an angle to incoming ball. Example: When a teammate on wing passes ball to you in the middle.
Figure 6 - Angled
Pass ball through crotch
The third way is to pull ball through crotch, which is a very clever and advanced technique. This action is used when enemy intercepts us from front. This trick is often used by ball masters such as Ronaldinho and Neymar.
Drawing 7. Pull ball through crotch
First of all, we have to convince defense that we are going to punch to side of his body and let him stretch his legs to go to interception, so we have to step forward and punch body before pulling ball. When a defender spreads his legs and tries to block us from all sides, we can sneak up on him.
Drawing 8. Body feint
Of course, this can't be effective every time, so it takes a lot of practice and getting timing right, especially don't use it at a slow speed or you'll lose a lot of money if you're careful.
Figure 9. Lots of practice
Fake body croquettes
The fourth is fried balls with an artificial body, which Messi also likes to use.
Figure 10. Fried balls imitating body
Before performing this action, we must first do a body feint, lowering shoulders to leading foot.
Figure 11. Fried meatballs
Follow this movement with a light hop, pushing off with your non-dominant foot forward. Just make sure that ball and legs move in sync, otherwise we will be caught by defenders.
Figure 12. Ball and foot synchronization
False stop and change of direction
The final technique is a Akuna-exclusive technique, which is a series of feints during high-speed running, especially when used on a wing.
Figure 13. False stop and direction change demonstration
We run with ball at high speed, and opponent is gradually approaching. At this time, first of all, do not forget to use your hands, stand between ball and opponent, protect ball, and then lean to left, pretending to break through this direction, and then then turn around and turn to right, throwing the enemy away.
Drawing 14. Separating opponents with hands
What we do next is up to us, and we can crush the defender one more time.
Figure 15. Flexible application
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July 10, 2023