Football Language: Quick feet
Sometimes you will hear a commentator describe a player as having quick feet which means that the player has very good technical ability and can probably dribble or run around an opponent easily, while they may also be able to get a shot off quickly. Players with quick feet such as Maradona, Neymar and Messi can help turn a game as they can break down a well-organised defence – their quick feet helps them to get away from the defenders. Quick feet.
Example: Tottenham defender Trippier was consistently undone by the quick feet of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane in Manchester City’s 4-1 thrashing of Spurs.
Example: Former Crystal Palace boss Ronald de Boer likened Wilfried Zaha to Neymar and said that he “…has the quick feet and he’s gone. Very skinny, so fast, every touch, every pass” (Four Four Two 24th July 2017).