Paul Robinson's guide to saving penalties

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson says body language is the chink in the penalty taker's armour

According to Everton's Mikel Arteta, penalty takers have all the advantage in their 12 yard duel with a goalkeeper. 

But, Blackburn's number one Paul Robinson believes a shot-stopper can improve their chances of winning the contest if look a littler closer.

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"There are certain players that you can read by the way they put the ball down," says Robinson.

"As they’re placing the ball their standing foot quite often points to the target and they might put their foot next to the ball in the same way they will approach the ball."
The former England goalkeeper reveals more to his penalty saving technique in this video.

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Also see:
Le Tissier: How to take penalties
Penalty Perfection
Mikel Arteta's guide to mental toughness
Managing the pressures of a penalty
Ben Foster: How to save penalties

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