Advice for young players: Get the ball in early and often, and whip it in with pace. If you cross the ball when you have the space and time three or four times, the next time, when the defense closes you down, you can push the ball past them and beat them on the dribble.
Don't send in a lofted ball that will get cut out by a defender or the keeper. Watch David Beckham cross the ball when he played for Real Madrid, see how he picks out Ronaldo. Beckham is one of the masters of the cross...
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