How to Do a Pull Back

This simple maneuver is a great way to escape a defender


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This move requires some sleight of hand … well, foot. When doing a pull back, think of it as putting on the brakes and making a U-turn. For beginners or for a legend like Cristiano Ronaldo, this simple maneuver is a great way to escape with the ball under pressure from a defender. 

Here’s the technique: While dribbling, plant one foot in the turf while placing the other on top of the ball. Then drag the ball backward … while pivoting in a different direction.

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