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Kick off your pre-season like Nani

A lot of pre-season work is about fitness, but you also need to work on your touch and precision. Coming back from an injury is often the same, players need to get strength back but the all important creative touch that opens defences also needs work.

At Manchester United Nani has been working on getting his passing and accuracy back to top form. It is going to be one of his weapons from day one of the season so he needs to practice.

In this video clip you can see him taking a touch to settle the ball then hit a 30 yard pass right onto the marker he is aiming at.

Try it yourself, all you need is a cone from where you kick and a target area which can be as big or small as you like.

It’s a great pre-season skills test.

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That’s quite a cool idea. The team I play for returned to pre-season training last week and just did the usual passing to each other (two single file rows, facing each other) but this provides an interesting variation. As they say, variety is the spice of life! Have you got any more passing drills?

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