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How to easily perform a drag back in FIFA 21

Here's a step by step guide on how to perform a drag back in FIFA 21.

FIFA 21 is one of the much-awaited video games to be released in October 2020. It is the 28th instalment in the FIFA series. FIFA 21 is scheduled to release for PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One this Friday (October 9, 2020).


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Even before the football simulation video game out, players across the world are trying to learn some of its important skills moves in FIFA 21. One of them is a drag-back skill move. Unlike FIFA 20, the drag-back skill move has witnessed a little change in the upcoming game. Yes, it is not as overpowered as it was in FIFA 20.

What Drag-Back Move Skill is in FIFA 21?


In the drag-back move, players pull the ball back with the sole of their foot, keeping the opponent at bay. From here, you can move your ball in any direction you want by flicking it with your player’s foot, leaving opponent confused and creating space for you to launch your next attack.

Here’s everything you need to do drag back in FIFA 21:

  • Players need to have two-star skill moves. Almost all player, or at least the most popular ones, should have more two stars.
  • In order to perform drag back on PS4, you will have to hold down L1 and R1 or the LB and RB numbers on Xbox One.
  • Once you have managed to this, immediately pull back on the left thumbstick. By doing so, the ball will move in the opposite direction that your player was facing.
  • From there, you can move the left thumbstick again to flick the ball in any desired direction.

Once you have successfully learnt how to drag-back in FIFA 21, you will be able to pull off a fake drag back to leave your opponent confused. Instead of pushing the thumbstick up or down, you should push it back in the direction that your player was facing.