How Did Messi Get Such A Powerful Shot?

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He is small, he is skinny, he doesn’t have

Cristiano Ronaldo’s feet, but Messi has an

incredible ball strike, he has scored 7 goals

from outside the area this season more than

anyone else in Europe.

 

 

Many people think Messi is an excellent

dribbler and that reads the game better than

anyone , they are right, but they often forget

how good the Argentinian shots are, he

doesn’t just hit the ball hard, he also maintain

a high level of position, which is how he

scored so many goals from long range.

 

In 2018, Messi made history as the first La

Liga player to score goals from outside the

area in six consecutive games. An

Unbelievable Feat!!!.

 

When Messi played, during Pep Guardiola’s

reign, he was an excellent finisher, but didn’t

have a long range shot. Firstly because Xavi

took the free kicks and also because Messi

was also fast on the ball and he always have

space, so he doesn’t need distance to take the

shots.

 

(SportyLeagues)

 

Messi former fitness trainer Fernando

Sigonorini said in 2009,Messi learnt how to

take goals from a long range when Diego

Maradona, the coach at the time , took Messi

aside and said ‘start again’.

 

It was like a teacher with their student. He

went on ‘put the ball here and listen to me,

don’t take your foot off the ball so quickly,

because otherwise it won’t know what you

want’.

 

Diego then kicked the ball with his left foot

into the corner of the net, with Messi

watching on in full adoration, it was a real

turning point for Leo Messi, with time Messi

move back to the field and he is more

comfortable playing in the midfield, where he

can better control the game, a brilliant

idea!!!.

 

Messi now love those distant shots, because

he can get a goal from any distance, he is very

accurate with his free kicks, with his superb

goal against Real Betis, he became the best

free kick scorer in Europe this season.

Four(4) free kick goals!!!.

 

Since the 2011/2012 season, Messi has

become a master of the art of the free kick,

Liverpool 19 free kick goals, PSG 21 free kick

goals, Real Madrid 24 free kick goals, Lionel

Messi 25 Free kick goals.He has scored more

than every other team in Europe apart from

Juventus.

 

 

Unlike Juninho, Cristiano Ronaldo and

Beckham, the Argentina star did not develop

his technique around shooting, he is just very

good at combining position with power.

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