How to do a Cruyff turn
1/ Make sure the ball is under your control and shielded from your opponent. 2/ Your opponent knows that the most obvious move is to pass to your teammate, so is blocking you from crossing, making a feint is necessary. Pretend you’re about to pass to your opponent, making your fake kick seem as genuine as possible. Ideally, your opponent will lunge in front of the ball in an attempt to block it. 3/ As your foot is coming back from the follow through of the faux strike, tap the ball deftly through
your legs and behind your supporting leg using the inside of your kicking foot. 4/ Turn your body to face the new direction of the ball and leave your defender looking rather silly. You now have time and space to pass or play on as you wish (make sure you look suitably smug while doing so). Made famous by legendary Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff, this is the ultimate show-off footie skill.
Time to throw down a pigskin and follow coach David Ballantyne’s tips