The long diagonal seems to be a special favorite of a lot of English players.
Interesting (accurate) insight. You always hear the straight ball emphasized when the English talk about accurate long passes, and then, you watch someone like Paul Scholes play 60 yard straight, inch-perfect diagonal balls without even trying.
I've always thought that it was amazing to compare a great passer like Pirlo to a great passer like Scholes because I feel like Pirlo's passes are rarely on a line.
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