Liverpool and England ace Michael Owen demonstrates how to become the complete all-round footballer in his very own action-packed soccer skills pocket book. A fresh and dynamic approach to all the basic skills required to improve your game, with easy-to-follow practical routines as demonstrated by Michael and a group of teenagers from the Brazilian Football Academy in Leeds. Let Michael show you how to put what you learn in the park into practice in a live-match situation. Featuring more than a dozen skills including: Getting to know the ball * Shooting for goal * Volleying * Heading * Penalties * Defending * Tackling * Ball control along with a personal profile of his own career to date plus his recuperation from his hamstring injury. With more than 200 colour action photographs, many exclusive to this book, Michael Owen's Soccer Skills Gem will be an important tutorial to all those who love playing the game.
Michael Owen is the most exciting teenage striker to have graced the world stage, arguably since Pele in the sixties. The youngest-ever player to have made his England debut this century, he has scored a phenomenal 48 goals in less than two full seasons for the Liverpool first team. He graduated through the Lilleshall school of excellence and has played for England at Youth, Under-18 and Under -21 levels.