Learn Futsal: How to Beat a High-Pressing Defender

July 25, 2019

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Matheus Palhinha back once again and with yet another amazing futsal tutorial. Time and time again we find ourselves trying to play against a high-pressure defense and often times it can be very tough. In this video, Matheus presents and demonstrates a quick and effective move to create space in a high-pressure situation. Matheus explains that this is a simple move that requires you to check-in for a pass and as the ball comes you use the defender's momentum against them & pull the ball in the opposite direction. This pullback is most effective when the defender is marking tightly and there isn't much space to dribble. If done correctly, this move can be very useful in creating space while also isolating the defender from the play.  

Here is Matheus showing you how to perform and practice this move, step by step:

 Like mentioned in blog posts before, futsal requires players to use the soles of their feet to control and move the ball. We see that again in this video as Matheus initiates the pullback using the sole of his foot.

 With enough practice, this dynamic step over adds an element of flair players can use to hone their craft. The next step is to get a Senda futsal ball available  on our website and start practicing this pullback!   


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