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Even Wayne Rooney gives himself targets

DavidClarkeWhen you’re a striker you need to hit areas of the goal that the goalkeeper is not going to reach. That means the four corners. Top right, bottom right, top left and bottom left.

So you need to get your strikers hitting these areas in training so they can do it in matches.

My U14s have missed two penalties this season because they hit the ball straight down the throat of the goalkeeper. They need to be making the goalkeeper work hard, because it’s a big goal and if players can hit the corners the goalkeeper is going to struggle to get there.

Watch this clip of Wayne Rooney hitting balls at the corners of the goal and get your attackers doing the same.

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