Here I’ll be discussing a great little trick that you can use to get passed players with ease once you’ve mastered it.
In FIFA 13, it’s a LOT harder to get passed players, even using skills is difficult sometimes. I used to just use stepovers to get passed my opponents on previous FIFA’s, but the player doesn’t seem to have as much of a burst of pace after stepovers in FIFA 13 so I don’t use them as much.
But a great little trick to use is what I can only describe as the “Quick Burst”, simply because that’s what it is, a quick burst of pace that allows you to skip passed your opponent, leaving them in your dust. 😉
So how do I do it?
This move is extremely simple, all you have to do is hold LT + RT / L2 + R2 so that you are in “dribbling” mode and your player takes really small touches to keep the ball close. Next, once you’re approaching your opponent, decide which way you want to go and then just as they get quite close to you, simply hold the left analog stick in the direction you want to run and then let go of LT / L2. This will result in your player having a quick burst of speed in the direction you’re pointing towards.
I wouldn’t recommend doing this with just any players though. I’d only suggest using this with players that have good agility/acceleration otherwise your opponent will be able to either tackle you because your player didn’t turn fast enough, or catch you easily because you’re using a slow player!
I know for sure you will have been in this position.. You are trying to get a tiny bit of space to swing in a cross but your opponent is jockeying you so you can’t. This trick will help you create that tiny bit of space you need to put a cross in, you don’t have to try and get passed the defender, just create a bit of space!
Go one way, then the other!
A great way to fool your opponent is by moving your player one way, then bursting off in the other direction, this move is so much more effective when you master using it like this because your opponent will have next to no time to react to your change of direction.
When I first started using this trick, I messed up a few times because I was just trying it with all kinds of players, but after you’ve tried it a bit, you get a good feeling of which players to do it with.
Also, it can be difficult at first to get the execution right, because you may be trying to sprint off too early or too late, but practicing this move will improve your timing. It’s like anything, the more you do it, the better you’ll get at it! 🙂
I hope this has helped you and you’ve learnt something new!
Please feel free to leave me a comment below with ANY questions you have and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
Rob – FIFA Beast Owner