When it comes to winning the ball back attackers, who are mainly there to score goals, are as central to the plan as any defensive player on the pitch. It is their job to win the ball back as high up the pitch as possible, gaining possession in dangerous areas where the opposition are most vulnerable. MORE
Touch on the Move
Touch on the move is a term used to describe a player who, when receiving a pass, makes a first touch that puts the ball into space (not allowing the ball to stop rolling).
Not stopping the ball is a very important skill to learn as a young player, because:
1. It makes it hard for the opponents to apply pressure as you keep the ball active and moving.
2. It changes the angle of the ball direction and opens up passing or dribbling opportunities.
3. It keeps the ball moving with a high tempo.