Posted by : Minhaj Uddin Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Here are the tips
Wayne Ronney Be dominant in the air, defenders will be all over you, but if you can throw off their jumping over you, it will benefit your game. most of the time when you play alone as a target player, you can have someone run off you, so try flicking the ball on, knocking it down for a support player. Keep one thing in mind though, defenders will be running THROUGH you to get the ball, so having a good, strong frame and a good sense of balance will help you out tremendously. Also, post up on defenders, play off their hip so you can easily turn them when you get the ball. Stay sharp and play simple, it's okay to receive the ball to your feet, and play it off to a teammate and make a run to space. Watch players like Brian McBride, Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, Wayne Rooney, Emanuel Adebeyor and Didier Drogba, they all work hard and win balls off set pieces. Honestly, as a target player you will playing with your back to goal, so you will have less opportunities to turn and run at a defender, your goals and chances will come from corners, freekicks served in the box, crosses, etc. Stay hungry and active up there too, defenders hate nothing more than a
powerful forward who is always pressuring them into giving the ball away/getting rid of it and who isn't afraid to lay the boots down and get physical. You can turn a half chance into a goal if you work, work, work. It's a hard position, but it you are good at a couple of things (first touch, shielding the ball, aerial ability) you can have a lot of success. Good luck.Pace is pretty important although it's not the most important thing. yes, it's going to be helpful if you have the ability to put it in another gear and blow by defenders, but as a striker playing as a target man, it's less important than if you were a winger or smaller forward who didn't play as a target man. Most of the time, a center forward is there for a reason, because he can be an outlet/target for his team to find up top, someone who can hold up the ball until faster players join in the attack, who may not be quite as fast. Personally, I would rather have a center forward who is strong and technically good and a great finisher rather than someone who is quick/fast but not as good at finishing. Strength and finishing ability are intangibles that can't be ignored. On the other hand, you can't really teach speed, but I'd rather have a solid, powerful center forward who can play with other players with more speed.
The main thing of being a good soccer striker
Fast , Aggressive , Strong