- Mar 25, 2008
It just means he can release shots quicker than most players. Its not really a criticism. Backlift is the back movement before kicking the ball. Its sort of like reload speed. The lesser the backlift, the faster the shot gets released.I hate the ‘zero backlift’ line. It’s nonsense.
What’s actually happening is that he’s got the ability to hit the ball at any point, with both feet, in his natural running stride. The ‘backlift’ nonsense keeps cropping up. He has oodles of backlift, he’s just properly special and can use a standard stride to hit the ball hard, into a corner, routinely.
He’s going to be a proper player.