If you've played indoor soccer before, you've undoubtedly been left mad as hell at your goalkeeper for making a total mess of harmless balls smashed off the walls. The corner is a particularly dangerous area for keepers with zero foot skills, but we've also all probably seen a traditional outfield player being forced into the keeper role and getting beat by the softest of efforts.
What I've never seen before is this: a player understanding all the angles, all the realities, and purposefully hammering one off the wall to outfox a keeper coming out to usher away a chance.
I've also never played with a 16-year-old Dutch prodigy before. Clearly AZ Alkmaar's Kees Smit is able to see and execute on things that hungover weekend warriors cannot.
Kees Smit. That’s it, that’s the tweet. pic.twitter.com/dVu85vqSGw— ً (@WeghorstonFire) January 8, 2023
He's not bad at the 11-on-11 version of the game either.
Already plays for AZ's U18s & is a regular for U17. Expected to star at the next #U17EURO.Here are Kees Smit's full highlights from a win against . More conservative in movement for country than for club, where he's involved in all phases of play.pic.twitter.com/rUb4RbzN3V
— Serbian Football Scout (@SerbFootyScout) January 5, 2023