It’s one of the harder skills in football.
Young Cristiano Ronaldo was great at it: beating a man from a standing start. When you’re moving at speed, it’s all about balance and the physics of blowing past someone. But when you’re one on one with a defender who knows where you want to go, it’s all about your skill with the ball, and sending him the wrong way.
Christian Pulisic gave us a perfect example in the United States’ game against Ecuador two days ago, showing Man U’s Antonio Valencia it might be time to retire already.
You can see the impressive skill here:
Christian Pulisic vs. Antonio Valencia pic.twitter.com/cGtRZEJp58
— Arthur Kogan (@TheRealArturK) March 22, 2019
Pulisic destroying Valencia from a stand-still starting position pic.twitter.com/PlYpNeV1ON
— Ivo Stoyanov (@istoyanov) March 22, 2019
— Univision Deportes (@UnivisionSports) March 22, 2019