As we saw in the last blog, finishing is important – but before you can finish you often need someone to play the killer pass. That’s why our second star of the tournament is Germany’s Toni Kroos, who is famous for his incisive killer passing.
Player: Toni Kroos
Club: Real Madrid
Kroos’ passing skill is famous the world over, and for good reason. At the Euros, he achieved a pass completion rate of over 90% – something he regularly manages over entire seasons with Real Madrid – and created several chances for his team-mates.
Kroos is particularly known for his “Killer Pass” – a pass which creates a shooting opportunity for his team-mates. Here’s an example of Kroos’ killer passing in action:
Here are three things you should know about playing the perfect “Killer Pass”.
- Coerver Ball Mastery will improve the accuracy and speed of your pass; both crucial to playing the “Killer Pass”.
- The “Killer Pass” is usually a forward pass, so you need to look up, then try and make sure you hit the ball hard enough so opponents cannot intercept it.
- If the forward pass is not on, don’t just hit the ball anywhere, be patient. This pass needs to be made at the right time in the right place, so always be patient and focus for that moment.
Why not start with this exercise, which helps improve your vision so you can pick out the perfect “killer pass”. All you need is 4 cones, one football, one tennis ball and a small space. This video is from our online subscription platform Coerver Players Club . Check it out below:
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