amu86 wrote:is it mandatory to for dribbling like messi to dribble close to the ground, so that you have a low center of gravity?
It helps enourmously but its not mandatory..
Don't imitate styles create your own, are you left footed, have growth hormone problems, are you short as hell, are you as fast as him?
I've tried to copy styles in the past to find out its the recipe for failing, find the style that identifies your self and then use it ...
It might be feints like dinho, or stepovers like Cr9.. Maybe cuts like Robben, or fake shots like Rooney .... If Rooney tried to dribble like Messi, or Cr9 tried to copy Kaka's style to beat men, they would probably fail..
Don't wanna confuse you though.. Maybe you are perfectly fine dribbling like messi, im just telling you what I had troubles with to maybe save you some time, but trial and error works as well