At a recent shoot for the Nike FC247 collection in Manchester, England, Wayne Rooney shared insights about small-sided football, opened up about growing up in Liverpool and named his favorite part of training. During the shoot, Rooney tried out Nike’s new Bomba Finale II, a shoe created for the demands of astroturf-based football.
As a young player growing up in Fuentealbilla, south of Spain, Andres Iniesta had dreams of making it to the professional ranks of football. Part of his schooling involved playing small-sided football with his friends in his hometown. It was a formative part of his footballing education that benefits his game to this day.