As a footballer you are bound to be watching the Premier League’s finest and thinking: “I wish I could score as many goals as they can!” Well the good news is you can. Whether it’s for a Premier League team or local team.
Premier League star strikers Christian Benteke, Olivier Giroud, Daniel Sturridge and Robin Van Persie all had fabulous seasons in regards to their goal-scoring figures. With the 2013/14 season underway, these four strikers have not rested after their previous heroics. The fantastic four are leading their teams towards success once again- but how can you follow in their footsteps?
Practice, practice and more practice. Many striking greats have previously said that they would have shooting practice for hours each day, even staying behind for hours afterwards to do extra training. The best finishers all have natural ability and have improved through hard work. The best strikers shoot so often that they end up bursting the nets and having to put in replacement ones so they can carry on. To prepare for your many goals you should look at stocking up on nets at http://www.thesoccerstore.co.uk/football-nets so you’re always ready to score
How to increase your chances of scoring
Many players are known as one dimensional, and therefore they will have limited chances when it comes to scoring. Javier Hernandez and Robin Van Persie are competing for a starting place in the Manchester United first team. Javier Hernandez is known for scoring easier chances that are made by his team-mates, but Van Persie is known for scoring many different types of goals. The dominant Dutch striker can score from almost anywhere if given the slightest chance, which explains his near permanent first team inclusion.
So by becoming a Robin Van Persie style player, you will find yourself scoring far more goals and therefore becoming a more versatile scorer. Try and model your own game on the likes of him and take the easy chances when they come your way. Of course there’s extras such as free kicks and penalties that will give you another way of adding to your goal tally.
By improving your focus and your confidence you will find that you’re more aware of how to score, and less frightened to take a shot. By improving these areas of your game you will find the saying “you have to shoot to score” is very true- meaning the more you shoot, the more likely you are to become a top scorer.
Learning to use both feet on the football pitch is vital. Many players, even at the highest level, refuse to use their weaker foot and will do almost anything in order to use their dominant foot. If you learn to use both feet then you will be able to keep the opposing team off guard and you will virtually double your chances of scoring.
The last, easiest and possibly most important tip is to study the game. Watch as many games as possible, read tips from the games greatest players and look to study every aspect possible. A lot of footballers’ struggle to take their attention from on the field to off the field. If you can learn to study the game in your spare time you will notice an on-field improvement.
By adding all of these skills to your game you will find yourself constantly developing and becoming the goal-scorer you have always dreamed of being.
This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular conrtibutor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84
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