Learn how to shield the soccer ball from Manchester United's Roy Keane.
If there's one player to learn how to shield the soccer ball from it's Manchester United's Roy Keane. He rarely if ever lost the bal in the midfield when he played. And if he did, you better watch out. Keane had a tendancy to get a bit upset sometimes and go in a bit too reckless let's say.
I don't think any of these kids would even think of trying to take the soccer ball from Roy, but you get the idea of how important getting your body in front of the ball is in the video below. Shielding is a skill that doesn't get enough focus in the game. It's a skill just like dribbling and passing.
Roy Kean's parting advice in general:
Desire and determination gets you to the top level. Everyone has talent but you have to have the desire to be the best.