Sergio Busquets Is An Actual Cheat Code In Spain Training Drill, There's No Point Pressing Him
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Sergio Busquets proved just why he's arguably the best defensive midfielder of all time with a glorious showing in Spain training.
On Twitter, Spain's official account posted a clip of the Barcelona skipper doing his thing and showing "what a pivot should be".
Busquets is now 33 but the effortless way in which which he plays the game means he is still performing at such an exceptionally high level for club and country.
And in this video, just less than a minute, we see what a special player he is. In the small-sided passing drill, Busquets is pressed by a host of players and pops the ball off with absolute ease.
Before he even receives the ball he's scanning to see where the free man is, receiving on a half-turn and using both feet with equal comfort.
😱 ¡¡BALONES A BUSI!!— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) November 9, 2021
🙌🏻 Menuda clase MAGISTRAL de lo que debe ser un pivote la de @5sergiob en el entrenamiento de hoy. Es consciente EN TODO MOMENTO de dónde están todos.
🤯 ¿De verdad no tienes ojos en la nuca, capitán? ¡¡Qué espectáculo!! #VamosEspaña #Catar2022 pic.twitter.com/nz2AbWHAOS
This is quite impressive:— Eric Laurie (@EricLaurie) November 9, 2021
•Maximum 2 touches in every involvement
•Always knows where the free man is
•Use of both feet
•Positioning between opposition players
•Receiving/playing on the half-turn
Players take notes 📝
His awareness is so impressive; it's like he has eyes on the back of his head. In a real lesson for all young players who play in a similar position, he never takes more than two touches.
While it's only training, we've seen Busquets do this time and time again against the best teams in the biggest games.
The footage has gone viral and fans have been in awe of the Spaniard's talents:
What's also impressive is how little his head moves.. we often think of scanning as check all surroundings but he is only looking for the details that actually matter, i.e. "I know there's 3 defenders on my left so I know I can play blind to the right"— Rob Vincent (@RV__17) November 9, 2021
Busi's awareness in this game is the best I've ever seen. Enjoy while it lasts.— atmaram (@humbleMessi) November 10, 2021
He's heart of the team, if he plays well, team plays well.
Nothing is wasted. His scanning is very minimal but you can see it happening if you look. The touches slight but effective. His movement also slight but he's always in that space. This is amazing to watch.— Michael L Price (@MPRadamacue) November 9, 2021
Busquets is my dream number 6. He literally walks but the ball finds him. He makes it look easy. Am sure he can play in a tuxedo and go straight for a dinner coz he will not break a sweat.— Josh Ovua (@JoshuaOvua) November 10, 2021
His exceptional first touch and passing, regardless of the quality/type of the pass he's receiving, definitely helps. I also love the way he keeps his rhythm, that way he never gets caught by a bad pass or change in pace of a pace. He can easily adjust his feet.— Nick (@zoe611_mufc) November 10, 2021
Busquet is soooo good. He is literally just standing there and making crisp touches— Isaac Williams (@tubogrey) November 10, 2021
One can only imagine how frustrating it must be to play against Busquets because he is simply unpressable.
Steven Gerrard put perfectly in February 2018 after seeing Busquets dazzle against Chelsea in the Champions League.
"You can't get near him, you can't get the ball off him, you can't get close," Gerrard said on BT Sport.
"If you come out of your position to press him, he pops it around you - and you can't do it for 90 minutes because you're just using useless energy up.
"He's an absolute nightmare to play against. He didn't break sweat. It almost looks like he's in second gear."
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Topics: Sergio Busquets, Barcelona, Spain