Adrian’s spot kick homework pays off

Adrian_3164087bAdrian’s penalty save against Romelu Lukaku was the pivotal moment of a game which saw the Irons stage a remarkable comeback on Saturday.

And whilst it was a very poor spot kick, Adrian had put in the homework which ensured he kept the big fella at bay and helped build the platform for a magificent three points.

Speaking the London24.com the Spaniard said: “Lukaku is one of the best penalty takers but sometimes I have seen him try to wait until the last moment and when the keeper goes down he chips it over him.

“I just stayed in the middle and waited until the last moment and finally I managed to save it. Yes, it was the most important situation in the game because we were 2-0 down and if they score the third one, it would have been over.

“When I saved the penalty I really believed that we could get back, even from 2-0 down.

“I think we played well, we kept the ball and created a lot of chances and after the penalty, the team changed their mentality and we went directly at them. We deserved it in the end.”

Adrin added: “The top of the table is so tight. If you lose two games in a row you can lose your position, but we have got maximum points from our last three games and I think we are in a good position in the league and we also have the FA Cup.”


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2 comments on “Adrian’s spot kick homework pays off

  1. Top Man Adrian – ‘the harder you work the luckier you get’ Super Slav and you boys are just brilliant

  2. Good to see him get a good score in the ratings I have got it worked out now
    If you make a couple of easy save and keep a clean sheet you get a 6
    If you make a couple of good save and do some juggling you get a 7
    If you let in 2 goals save a pen but make a couple good saves you get a 8
    So if you let in 3 save 2 pens and a couple of good saves you get a 9
    So when the Spuds put 4 past him if he had saved a pen he would have got 10
    He was brilliant but I presume Randolf is back on Sunday,
    That’s life

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