Grad­u­ate with hon­ours

Seize your chance in the first team by learn­ing from old hands, says the Span­ish in­ter­na­tional

Australian Four Four Two - - PERFORMANCE -

“I’ve been pro­moted to the first team from the academy at a semi-pro club. As a young player, how can I es­tab­lish my­self in the team?”

fo­cus on keep­ing your first touch re­ally close or hit­ting it first time. Get your shot off, no mat­ter how un­bal­anced you may be. Work hard on get­ting the best con­tact pos­si­ble in a short amount of time. In a game, I wouldn’t gen­er­ally look to see where the keeper is – I’d an­tic­i­pate their po­si­tion. It’s about know­ing where the goal is. If you then take a chance and get the shot away early with­out look­ing, they’ve less time to set them­selves, so you have bet­ter odds of scor­ing.”

“Made it, Ney­mar! Top of the world!”

Wrighty shook off Gareth Southgate eas­ily enough, it seems

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