Michael Owen's Soccer Skills: How to Become the Complete Footballer

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9780002189354: Michael Owen's Soccer Skills: How to Become the Complete Footballer

The most exciting footballing prodigy to emerge in this country in decades, and now one of the brightest stars in world football, Michael Owen demonstrates in his own words how to become the complete striker in his very own soccer skills book.

After scoring that goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, Owen has forever cemented his place in his country’s affections. But how did he come to put the ball in the net and what were the particular skills required to score a goal that Pele himself would have been proud of?

With the help of Michael Owen’s Soccer Skills now you can find out how to mould yourself into the complete goalscorer. Beginning with a potted history of his career and progression through Lilleshall and England Youth and Under-18 teams, Michael goes on to demonstrate how a balanced diet and a thorough warm-up routine are essential in the build-up to a match.

There follows a series of 20 skills routines designed to improve key areas of your game, including:

Dribbling
• Heading
• Ball control
• Penalty taking
• Shooting for goal
• Beating your man

Fully illustrated with over 300 exclusive colour action photographs of Owen in action on the training ground and supplemented with computer-drawn graphics showing how a top striker perfects his art, this book is a must for all budding goalscorers who are keen to find the net on a regular basis.

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Colourful, informative and easily accessible to even the most novice of players, Michael Owen's Soccer Skills (subtitled How to Become the Complete Footballer) may not have you basking in the glory of international acclaim by the time you're 18, but it will certainly help you improve your game.

Colour photographs, illustrations and step-by-step pointers on all the basic skills give you the grounding to get out on the pitch and get going.

From kicking, passing, shooting, dribbling and volleying to more surprising inclusions such as a chapter on defending (Michael admits this is the biggest lesson he had to learn--defending from the front), this is the complete manual for the players and coaches of young teams.

Action-packed photographs of Michael in action for both his club and his country, and sections on his extraordinary career so far, ensure this is aimed fairly and squarely at the young Owen follower. However, there is plenty in there for anyone merely wishing to improve their game and the discerning can skip the idol worship for good, hard facts on how to do exactly that. --Lucie Naylor

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‘When Michael Owen came on in the World Cup, that changed English football for me’
KEVIN KEEGAN

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