Season 4 Episode 5
Right footers might bend it like Beckham but they’ll never curl it like Carlos.
What is it about left-footers that makes them so thrilling to watch? Is it just that they’re a little bit different? Players like Messi, Giggs, Bale and Maradona are some of those who have shown us the endless joy that is a magical left boot.
“Left-footers are more creative,” we’ll often say. Maybe that’s not always true but statistically speaking what you get is often just different and that is reason enough to cheer in the increasingly uniform world of modern sports. Right footers might bend it like Beckham but they’ll never curl it like Carlos.
Ambidextrous: able to use both hands equally well
”I am ambidextrous.”
Dextrous: having the ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skilfully with the hands
Cross-dominance: where a person favours one hand for some tasks and the other hand for others
Footedness: the dominance of one foot over the other
”I’m left-footed.” / “He’s right-footed.”
Why Lefties are better footballers
De Bruyne -> Haaland
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