As Xavi Hernandez is lauded as the most successful active player in La Liga with 7 titles to his name, I’d like to pay tribute to the man who recently became the first player to record 100% pass accuracy in the Champions League (96/96).
In psychology there is talk of the micro-expression. But hopefully football will teach the micro-look for better spatial awareness. Watch what I mean about 1:00 into this video by @allas4.
With the advent of HD television and an interest in following the most efficient passer in the game, I suggest that the next time you watch a Barcelona or Spain match, follow Xavi instead of the ball and watch him constantly snap microsecond long looks over his shoulders.
The micro-look is the secret of his game and aids his already excellent skills and anticipation.