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David Luiz: Listen only to constructive criticism

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Gary Neville famously described David Luiz as playing as if ‘being controlled by a 10-year-old on a PlayStation’ during a defeat to Liverpool in 2011. The Chelsea and Brazilian centre-back reflects on this comment and explains to FourFourTwo who he uses criticism to improve his game. Listen to helpful advice “I prefer to give attention […]

Tim Cahill: Train hard, unwind hard

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Australia’s goal scoring hero, Tim Cahill, will be the first to say that he wasn’t born to be a professional.  It took a whole lot of hard work and determination. Timmy talks to FourFourTwo about how he has trained himself to the top of the game. Best the first to training “I always like to […]

David Luiz: Transitioning from defence to midfield

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The Chelsea and Brazilian ball playing defender is equally comfortable at the back or in midfield.  David Luiz talks to FourFourTwo about how the two roles are not that different anymore. Role changes as per teams system “[The role of defender] has definitely changed because football as a whole has changed as well. But at […]

Alex Iwobi: Prove the Gaffer right

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Getting called up for the first team can be daunting, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi knows this all too well. Find out how he handled it as he chats to FourFourTwo. How would you describe yourself as a player? It’s always hard talking about your own game, but I’d say I’m creative and I can score […]

Tim Cahill: How to out-jump a giant

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You don’t have to be tall to dominate the skies, says Socceroo’s aerial master Tim Cahill to FourFourTwo.  Timmy has a 5-point guide to make sure you’ve got the technique right. 1) Winning headers starts in gym “To leap above your opponent you need to have explosive power in your legs. This is forged in […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a fox in the box

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FourFourTwo finds out how banging in goals will be easy with these tips from Colombian Hitman, Radamel Falcao. Hone your craft “You can develop how you recognise goal scoring situations by working with wingers in training and sprinting forward to meet their crosses. Jostle with a defender and look to get beyond them as you […]

Radamel Falcao: How to be a penalty-box predator

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Working hard on the training ground is pivotal to proving your worth as the team’s perfect 9. Play like Falcao with this simple yet effective drill. Aim This drill has been designed to create explosive power in the sideways and backwards movements used to confuse defenders. This exercise also replicates the darting movement a striker […]