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Spain's Unique Goalkeeping Drills Could Genuinely Be The Future Of Football Training

Daniel Marland


Spain's Unique Goalkeeping Drills Could Genuinely Be The Future Of Football Training

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The Spanish national team have uploaded footage of their goalkeepers in training and some of their drills are incredibly unique.

David de Gea, Unai Simon and Robert Sanchez have been selected in Luis Enrique's squad and they're hard at work ahead of their World Cup qualifiers.

Despite being one of the world's most prestigious national sides, all three were having fun in training on Wednesday.

Playing out from the back is almost a requirement in the national side so it comes as no surprise all three men are tested with the ball at their feet.

A three-way passing movement sees close control examined with a number of intricate flicks.

What is mainly tested out is reaction speed as well as hand-to-eye coordination at close range.

All three goalkeepers palm the ball to one another for a volleyball-style game, before saving shots in small nets.

It isn't the kind of training you'd expect an elite international side to be doing but it looks like a right laugh.

Spain come into their World Cup qualifiers against Greece on Thursday evening on the back of a sensational 6-0 win over Germany in November.

Ferran Torres netted a hat-trick in what was one of the most dominant performances in recent international history.

This squad has seen Barcelona youngster Pedri called up for the first time and Enrique was full of praise for the 18-year-old.

He explained per BarcaBlaugranes: "Pedri already does wonderful things despite his age.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He is humble, intelligent and a hard worker. He's a great teammate as well. What I see is a top-level player."

On comparisons to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, Enrique responded: "They are different players. I understand the comparisons, but Pedri has to be Pedri.

"We have to let Pedri improve at his own pace and let him create his own path."

Topics: Football, Spain

Daniel Marland
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