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It wasn’t just dancing: Redmayne used two more techniques to help Australia in the penalty shootout

It wasn’t just dancing: Redmayne used two more techniques to help Australia in the penalty shootout

It wasn’t just dancing: Redmayne used two more techniques to help Australia in the penalty shootout

Andrew Redmayne became a trend after misleading the kickers of the peruvian national team in the playoff for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The goalkeeper was key for his team to get the ticket for the World Cup event, leaving Ricardo Gareca’s team out. However, it wasn’t just his dances over the goal line, the goalkeeper used two other strategies to help his teammates during shots from twelve steps.

In a thread posted on his Twitter account, the sports psychologist Geir Jordet provides details on the strategies Redmayne used during the penalty shootout against the Peruvian team.

The first, obviously, was the dance Redmayne used during penalties. According to Jordet, the goalkeeper sought to be unpredictable for the shooter, trying to make him nervous and not sure where to shoot.

This went viral around the world, since it is not common to see a goalkeeper constantly moving on the goal line before each shot.

On the other hand, Redmayne helped his people by giving them confidence. Before each Australia penalty, the goalkeeper handed the ball to each of them, making them feel very comfortable. This technique was applied by England in 2018, preventing their team from feeling the pressure of the rival goalkeeper.

This was not applied by the Peruvian team, since Gallese went to the side and Redmayne was the one who handed the ball to the Peruvians before each shot. He even played a trick on Callens: he extended his arm to give him the ball and when the central defender wanted to take it, the Australian dropped it, showing him that he had no respect for him.

Finally, Redmayne used the time to his advantage. Valera had to wait 18 seconds to be able to put the ball on the penalty spot and focus on the shot. It sounds like very little, but that difference could have taken the University of Sports striker out of concentration. According to Jordet, this reduces the chances of kickers by 20% for having waited so long.

The Australian goalkeeper sought all possible means to delay the situation, making the Peruvian striker more tense, who would end up missing the decisive penalty.

Redmayne delayed the Peruvian shots |  Photo: Geir Jordet

Source: Elcomercio

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