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Andrew Redmayne, Australia goalkeeper: “I’m not a hero, I just played my part”

Andrew Redmayne, Australia goalkeeper: “I’m not a hero, I just played my part”

Andrew Redmayne, Australia goalkeeper: “I’m not a hero, I just played my part”

He jumped onto the field of the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at minute 120, just for the penalty shootout of the playoff against Peru. Australia coach Graham Arnold looked to the bench and decided to bring in Andrew Redmayne to replace Matthew Ryan, in a move that ultimately paid off.

After the commitment, Redmayne spoke to the press and referred to the change, literally at the last minute. “These ideas were shortlisted that this could happen in these kinds of circumstances. During the two or three weeks that we have been here, I have had that in mind”, said the player who plays for Sidney FC.

“I’ve been working on some things in training, but in the end it’s a flip of a coin, it’s left or right. The work has been done, the homework has been done and I am grateful for the other guys who ran out 120 minutes.Redmayne added.

On the other hand, the 33-year-old goalkeeper did not want to claim the role of hero of the ‘Soccer’ classification for the World Cup.

“I am not a hero, I have only played my role, as everyone else did tonight. Not even the eleven on the field, it was much more than that, it’s a team effort “Redmayne said.

Peru could not with Australia

The Peruvian team was left out of Qatar 2022 after losing (5-4) in a penalty shootout against Australia, after a goalless draw until extra time, in the intercontinental playoff match between Conmebol and the Asian Confederation played in Al Rayyan.

On penalties, Australia was more effective in securing their sixth-place finish by scoring five of the six charges they made.

“The feelings in these moments of pain and frustration overwhelm us all. It is a big disappointment”said the coach of Peru, the Argentine Ricardo Gareca, after the game.

With the victory, the ‘Socceroos’ will join Group D, which includes France, defending champions; Denmark and Tunisia.

Source: Elcomercio

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