You're absolutely correct.
The average soccer players foot skill is complete garbage.
Soccer has a 5v5 variation/cousin sport like basketball which is even played on an NBA sized court.
The average soccer player cannot even play this variation because they are played in smaller sized courts with the games being faster than the ones played on the fields, this means if you cannot immediately and properly control the ball at high speed in tight spaces, immediately decision make (high in game iq), precisely pass and you cannot play.
This is actual skill and talent.
That's why I laugh when you have poster in this thread say "soccer players need to be elite" if they were and this was true then EVERY soccer player would have perfect control and manipulation of the ball like in the variation I mentioned. Instead outside of 5% of players in soccer where they play on a field you do not see that.
So if the average player cannot perfectly control the ball, cannot perfectly dribble, cannot pass outside of basic passes which are done at a slower speed but can still play how they hell do you need be "skilled" or "talented"? how is this "elite"