How to Play in Central Midfield Football

This article sets out the things that you need to consider if you want to play in central midfield football.

Steps

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    To play in central midfield, you need to be ultra fit, it's the most demanding position on the park. It is essential you have good ball control as well as the ability to spot and execute a pass.
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    A football pitch is occupied by 22 players, always look for space, always keep moving, try to find yourself 5–10 yards (4.6–9.1 m) of radius space.
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    If you have the ball passed into your feet from the defence with your back to the opposition, always aim your first touch back towards your goal, i.e., where the ball came from, this means you won't be caught in possession and you'll have more time. Take a touch, have a quick look, and asses the situation.
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    When receiving the ball, take your touch and look for a pass, select the first pass you see on.
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    In the centre of the park, you should be looking to spend no more than three seconds on the ball, anymore and you could lose losing possession.
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    You're at the heart of the pitch, always be talking to the rest of the team (strikers, midfielders and defenders), you must be vocal.
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    If your defence has the ball, always drop back to help them out.

Things You'll Need

  • To be very fit
  • Able to play football at a decent standard
  • A good first touch
  • Good awareness
  • Able to tackle
  • Able to know when and where to pass to.

Article Info

Categories: Football