How to dribble against Physical players?

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FootballPlayer94
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How do you take it round Big Physical (Fast & Strong Players) and will skills help?

nick117
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skills will always help but if they are bigger and faster than you, maybe it's best to just pass the ball off and win with movement.

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^ Agreed. If your dribbling in tight spaces, it's fine to dribble past them, as your just trying to evade them more then anything. But if you get into a legit 1v1 with one of these bigger/faster players, from experience they always seem to catch up to you. If you can get past them for those couple of seconds, before they catch-up, utilize it. Make the next pass or shoot, time and space is priceless in football.
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You need to have one quality over them to successfully dribble past them. You must either be faster than they are to get away from them, or be stronger than them to hold them off.

Ideally, you want to have both qualities better than them.

Dribbling is as much about speed as it is about control. There is a reason Messi, Maradona, Cruyff were all very fast.

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klc do you mean faster then them with or on the ball or do you mean faster then them in general? because if you mean in general then it makes no since, messi is not very very fast in general but hes quick as sh*t, and hes obviously not very strong and he seems to get by people just find with his control. I think this is also the reason we should give more credit to messi then ronaldo, because ronaldo is super fast in general and very strong so you would expect him to kill everyone in his way, but messi tends to do it more/or more with ease

messi is fast though but at a solid straight sprint i don't think he is as fast as people think

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collin wrote:klc do you mean faster then them with or on the ball or do you mean faster then them in general? because if you mean in general then it makes no since, messi is not very very fast in general but hes quick as sh*t, and hes obviously not very strong and he seems to get by people just find with his control.
Messi is fast...He isn't the fastest, but he accelerates incredibly fast, and is very fast on the ball. Messi is definitely very strong, and he also has ridiculously good balance. It is deceiving as he is so small, but he has it.

collin wrote:I think this is also the reason we should give more credit to messi then ronaldo, because ronaldo is super fast in general and very strong so you would expect him to kill everyone in his way, but messi tends to do it more/or more with ease
Does Ronaldo not deserve credit for lifting big weights in the gym to get super fast and strong?
collin wrote:messi is fast though but at a solid straight sprint i don't think he is as fast as people think
That may be true, but how often do you see a solid straight sprint in a football match? Good 20m time > Good 100m time.

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