how to drag back in FIFA 23

How to Drag Back in FIFA 23

Here's how to pull off one of FIFA 23's most effective skill moves.

Skill moves can be a difference maker in tough FIFA matches, so if you’re struggling to breach an opposing team’s defense and need something to gain you that extra bit of space to make a play, here’s everything you need to know about how to do a drag back in FIFA 23.

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What Drag Backs Do

A drag back is a skill move that allows you to change direction quickly. In football, it is sometimes referred to as the Cruyff turn, named after the legendary Dutch player Johann Cruyff who made the move famous back in the 1990s. Successfully pulling one off will see your player change direction 180 degrees and put space between them and the defender, which means you can then put in a cross or take a shot.

How to Do a Drag Back in FIFA 22

To drag back in FIFA 22, you need to hold both R1 and L1 on PS4 (LB and RB on Xbox One) while moving the left stick in the opposite direction to where your player with the ball is moving.

Do note that there’s an error of margin when pulling off a drag back, meaning that if your player is awkwardly positioned or you rush the move then there’s a chance they won’t pull it off successfully. You need to be precise with your controller inputs and save the Drag Back for the right moment. Don’t be tempted to spam the move as it simply won’t work.

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Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action