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Strike your free kicks like Messi

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Lionel Messi is considered the best football (soccer) player in the world and is rated by many in the sport as the greatest of all time. He is a prolific goal scorer and an amazing striker of the ball.

So what does he do so well that makes him one of the most accurate free kick takers on the planet?

Firstly, he consistently strikes the ball with the correct part of his foot which is the inside of his foot just near the laces.

Secondly, he consistently strikes the correct part of the ball which is just under the centre of the ball and to the left (to the right if you’re right footed) which creates curve and ensures that the ball doesn’t go too high.

Finally, he whips his foot around the ball on his follow through which creates spin, dip and curve making it very difficult for the goal keeper to make a save.

So kick the ball with the correct part of your foot, strike the correct part of the ball and whip your foot around the ball on your follow through and you’ll soon find yourself hitting your free kicks more like Messi.

By BTS
Big Time Sports Writer

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