Sidestep Your Marker Like Iniesta - Coerver Coaching - Soccer Tips

Andres Iniesta is the complete player.

Spain’s magician can do everything. Whether it’s dribbling, passing or finishing, he executes each act with effortless elegance and devastating accuracy.

The man from La Mancha comes alive with the ball at his feet. A master evader capable of finding an improbable escape route when cornered by a pack of defenders.

Alfred Galustian, co-founder of Coerver Coaching, has created a set of five drills based on Iniesta’s game that are designed to help you emulate Spain’s master craftsman.

With the click of a button you can download each exercise and transform your game. So what are you waiting for?

Drill One

Find yourself getting caught in possession? Not after this dribbling drill. Speed up your thought process and glide away from opponents a la Iniesta by practising this bit of skill

Drill Two

Whether your team-mate gives you a perfectly weighted pass or a shovel-footed shank, you’ll be able to bring the ball under your spell and keep possession by getting this down.

Drill Three

Use this exercise to marry both of your feet to the ball. No more reliance upon one foot: soon your control will be more akin to Spain’s master craftsman than a leaden-footed donkey

Drill Four

Barcelona’s creator-in-chief can control, turn and pass all in one fluid movement. Introduce this drill to your training sessions and you’ll soon find that you can do just the same 

Drill Five

Find yourself panicking under pressure in a game situation? Tighten up your technique and carry the ball with composure, courtesy of this ball mastery exercise