The best number one's can do that and much more: hold on to a slippery delivery, pick out a team-mate with sniper like accuracy and maintain their focus in the heat of the moment.
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Paul Robinson, who earned 41 caps for England before retiring from the national team in 2010, is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
His all-round game has been sharpened on the training round with specially designed drills.
The former Leeds Untied and Tottenham shot-stopper talked FourFourTwo Performance through these drills so you can improve your game.
Paul Robinson is an Under Armour-sponsored athlete: for information, visit underarmour.co.uk
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