Alexander Hendrickx was one of the most instrumental figures behind Belgium’s success at the Tokyo Olympics. In addition to providing solidity to the backline as a defender, he notched up 14 goals, all of them coming from penalty-corner drag flicks.
Hendrickx beat the opposition keepers with ease and looked dangerous every time he stepped up to take the penalty-corners. One of the prime examples was one of the shots he took against Germany. Smashing the ball into the right side corner, he left the goalkeeper with absolutely no chance, as he took the drag flick. Moreover, he has the ability to mix power and precision, making it even more difficult for the opposition defence to read his shots.
The specialist drag-flicker has already racked up 50 goals for his nation and at this rate, a triple digit goal tally doesn’t look too far away.