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Ability v technique – Barcelona strike perfect balance


The great Tostao, centre forward of Brazil’s 1970 side and the wisest voice in his country’s game, recently tried to clear up a basic confusion in football – the difference between ability and technique.

Ability, he wrote, “is the capacity to control the ball, dribble and create special effects in small spaces,” while the latter “is the lucidity in taking the right decision and the sound execution of the fundamentals of the position.”

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