Short Chip (Messi Style)

The close range chip is perfect for scoring when a goalkeeper charges you. First you need to read the goalkeeper and decide if they are diving low or standing tall. The timing of the chip is imperative to scoring. To chip the ball, keep your ankle locked and make contact underneath the ball with the top of your toes. Lionel Messi’s mastery of the chip is one of many reasons he is the best player in the world.