A penalty is the ultimate one v one showdown. A test of nerves, courage, technique and deception.
With the goalkeeper not expected to save a free shot at goal from 12 yards, the pressure falls on the kicker.
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Caught in two minds. Negative thoughts. Trash talking from the opposition. Weak knees. Animated goalkeeper. How can you overcome all these debilitating influences?
In this video Bill Beswick, former psychologist to Manchester United and England, offers a way out of the pressure cooker.
For more tips see:
How to deal with a mouthy player
How to bounce back from a mistake
Get the best out of a big ego
Dealing with the red mist
Keeping focus in the last 15 minutes
Dealing with a dressing room feud