How to do a Cruyff turn

Australian T3 - - TECH LIFE -

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

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