Friday September 22 2017
Pjanic: 'The perfect free kick'

Miralem Pjanic described the perfect free kick, duels with Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala and learning from Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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“For the perfect free kick, you need technique and a bit of sneakiness, because you’re playing with the goalkeeper,” the Juve midfielder told La Stampa newspaper.

“The shot-stoppers study you now and are well-prepared, so you must know how to change. Vary the shots, under the wall, over it, to the side.

“I observe if a goalkeeper tends to play out from the back and remain off his line. If you get back possession in those situations, you can score a goal.

“We often have a training ground challenge with Dybala on free kicks and I often win.”

Both Pjanic and Dybala bow down to the master of free kicks, current Torino Coach Mihajlovic.

“I used to study his free kicks and they were fantastic: inside of the foot to get the curl, but with such power. He was a specialist to be admired and imitated.”

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