In the old days dealing with the classical close range attempts on goal, we use to practice either kill or narrow the space in front and dive into feet of the shooter. Aim to block from under using one or both arms.
Nowadays, the Futsal block has become every coach’s favorite choice in resolving shots taken at short distance, but has anyone noted Neuer’s tech? Manuel has the ability to block using the nearest parts of the body, the knee of the furthest leg touches ground first while the closest foot to the ball touches ground right away.
A lot of pro-coaches don’t encourage diving into feet these days in fear of giving away penalties and to avoid a potential red card , referring lacks knowledge and players cheating by trailing a leg to fool referees. We must think of other alternatives and be ahead, Neuer seems he found the recipe!