Our Spanish magician Santi Cazorla is arguably the most two-footed player in the Premier League (if you don’t count the likes of Charlie Adam & Lee Cattermole), and he recently told Arsenal.com just why he is so ambidextrous.
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It’s always been difficult to tell which foot the former Malaga man favours, but as the report suggests, he has recently revealed that he is actually right-footed.
He claims using both feet always came somewhat easily to him, but that it was actually an injury that forced him to improve with his weaker foot. He struggled with an ankle problem, and was forced to train more with his left foot.
“I have always preferred the right foot, ever since I was younger,” he told Arsenal.com.
“I was a little bit hurt in my right ankle once, and that is when I started to use my left foot a lot more.
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“Being able to use both feet is something that came quite naturally to me ever since I started playing. However, it is something I continuously work on in a very strong manner to ensure that my level never gets any lower.
“Everything comes from a base of hard work. After training sessions I would stay an extra half-an-hour and kick the ball against the wall with my weaker foot over and over again to make sure it becomes stronger and better. Players should remember that everything comes from hard work.”
The 30-year-old enjoyed another fantastic season at the Emirates, and thrived in a deeper role in midfield. His two-footedness not only helps him with his passing and shooting, but with his ball retention as well. His opponents are never sure which way he is going to turn, and know that he can be devastating on either side.