I would say that if you have the control, you could cut through people, maybe not completely get passed them, but have .5 seconds of advantage when he's diving towards the other way..
Practice juggling, if its to easy then do it each foot individually, say get 100 touches with your right, and then 100 with your left, without it dropping, you get the picture.. That will give you inmense controll..
Then take a cone, and practice the hip movement along with the foot movement and the cut.. Repeat over and over till you have the Messi cut down...
You can also improve your dribbling by taking laps around the field with the ball on your feet and do multiple dribbling drills that are all over this site..
I doubt that at your level you can't beat players without Messiesque speed..
The cut will give you time, and then just explode away .. Be careful not to overdue it, when Messi has to, he passes the ball, he dribbles often, but when the defenders just close up on him, he knows when to pass..
1) Juggle for control..
2) Take a cone, and simulate that Messi cut, over and over again..
3) Drills for dribbling to improve smoothness..
4) Don't overdue it..
5) Last, I would say observe an imitate, an image is better than 1000 words, so if you just copy Messi, and repeat, you'll get something similar to him with time and practice..
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