Alvaro Morata has revealed some of the secrets behind his amazing heading ability, and it’s a pretty crazy theory.
The Spanish striker has had an up and down season, scoring a decent number of goals for a debut season but missing a great number of one on ones and easy chances too.
But if there’s one thing that he’s really shown himself to be exceptional at despite a rocky start, it’s heading the ball.
His theory for where this ability to angle the ball so well while in mid air comes from is pretty wild:
Morata: “When I was seven or eight years old, I had a trampoline and my dad used to say to me: “Come on, with the head!” and pass the ball to me as I jumped.”
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The former Real Madrid man thinks it was having a trampoline in the garden that was responsible for him learning to control his body so well in flight.
It’s a novel idea, and if it can work for other kids as well as it has for Morata, perhaps we’ll see training grounds all over the world installed with trampolines and bouncy castles in the near future.