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Someone has created a compilation of Thiago Alcantara's signature move and it's just utterly footballing poetry.
Over the years plenty of players have invented their own skill and executed it to perfection - the likes of Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Andres Iniesta coming to mind.
But you can also put Thiago in that same bracket because the Spaniard's trademark trick is an absolute joy to watch.
@PassLikeThiago's video of the 30-year-old doing his thing on the pitch has gone viral on social media, garnering a ridiculous 548,000 views and over 17,000 likes.
It's exactly two minutes and twenty seconds of Thiago turning players with complete ease with his go-to skill.
In a number of clips, he takes the ball off the centre-backs with his back to the defender.
The art of Thiago Alcântara’ signature move - “The Thiago Turn”— - (@PassLikeThiago) December 9, 2021
The best signature move in football.— JusticeOverPeace🇸🇿 (@SilverDeGeneral) December 9, 2021
Watching this as a bayern fan just hurts....— JakiPlaysGames (@JakiPlaysGames_) December 9, 2021
Me the next time I see him do this live pic.twitter.com/RowZhsoMWa— Thiago Alcantara (@ThiaGOAT06) December 9, 2021
Love this move. It’s so simple yet so effective. When you slow down or stop the defenders always do the same, then as they stop you go. Done. Gotta be calm and clever to do it though.— tony kular (@tonykular) December 9, 2021
One deft feint and touch around the corner and Thiago is away. He does it time and time again and yet the opposition have still not worked how to stop him.
It's like he's got eyes on the back of his head as he anticipates the press, drops his shoulder and smoothly bypasses it like he's got his feet up watching television at home.
It's simple but so effective nonetheless. Thiago is one of the silkiest players in world football to watch in full flow and had us all gawking last month when he scored an utterly outrageous half volley against Porto.
This angle of Thiago's goal. Wow. pic.twitter.com/lzrEYNSmdf— CF Comps (@CF_Comps) November 24, 2021
Jurgen Klopp branded the worldie a "thunderball" and said "whoever sees Thiago in training knows he has the technique to do it".
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