Andrew Redmaynethe substitute goalkeeper of Australiawho entered the match against Peru Heading towards the end of the match with the mission of stopping the penalties, he was not only the hero for stopping Luis Advíncula’s shot, but he also possibly prevented the rival goalkeeper from stopping more charges, since he threw the bottle of water in which his counterpart Pedro Gallese had the notes of the area where the Socceroos’ shots usually went.
After the viral video that evidenced it, Redmayne himself acknowledged that this happened as soon as he set foot on Australian soil after the meeting in which his team sealed the ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“Yes, that happened, we talked about it“, Redmayne confessed to the journalists who were waiting for him at the airport.
The goalkeeper justified himself by saying that anyone else would have done the same and that he simply seized the moment.
“I know how much it means to the boys so It was like kill or be killed so I seized my moment. If we had notes in our bottle and someone saw it they would have thrown it away“, he concluded.
It should be remembered that goalkeepers are well aware of this resource of placing notes in strategic places before penalty kicks, which is why Redmayne was attentive and located the place where his rival had them.
You may also be interested in: