Sport-locker.net are already big fans of the relatively unknown sport futsal – but we’re even bigger fans now after seeing this video of Andres Iniesta explaining how he honed his skills playing the small-sided game in his youth…
As a young player growing up in Fuentealbilla, south of Spain, the playmaker had dreams of making it to the professional ranks of football.
Part of his schooling involved playing small-sided football with his friends in his hometown. It was a formative part of his footballing education that benefits his game to this day.
“Futsal helps my ball control in tighter spaces” says Iniesta. For that reason, when his schedule allows it, Iniesta joins training sessions with the Barca Alusport Team (FCB’s futsal equivalent). “If I had more free time, I would like to train more with my colleagues on the futsal team.”
*Googles futsal in [area] to see what night the local team train*
Nike Football’s “My Ground” film gives a glimpse into Iniesta’s time training with his futsal colleagues and his background in the small-sided game.
During filming Iniesta tested the new Nike Elastico Finale II while some of his opponents wore the new Nike Lunargato II, both part of the recently launched Nike Football FC247 Collection designed for football anytime, anywhere.
The new Nike Lunargato II and Elastico Finale II will available at Nike.com beginning March 28.