Use R3 to better control a bouncing ball
If you hold R3 (the Right Switch button) before receiving a ball, your player will perform all sorts of fancy actions, such as juggling the ball.
Most of the time, they are pretty useless (unless you want to toy with your opponent), but I find them very handy to control a bouncing ball more effectively.
In this clip, without holding R3 my player would have to decelerate greatly to control the ball, and could get charged from behind, possibly losing the ball. By holding R3, he gains the necessary space to keep the ball moving.
You will need players with good Dribbling/Ball Control stats to pull this out effectively. Wingers are usually a good choice to do this.
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