How to Protect & Shield the Ball
Shielding is the best way to get past opponents in PES 2021. This is more effective than any dribbling skill move.
To perform this, turn your back against the opponent, release all controls and gently adjust your player’s back, depending on how the opposition chases you. Predicting the opponent’s next step is critical to maintaining the ball for a long period of time.
Shielding can be important to win some time while your teammates join the attack, and is an effective way to move your opponent out of position.