I don’t care what you do and I don’t care what you use. Use your hands, use your feet, use you belly, use your backside or even use your face, I don’t care. Just no matter what you do, and no matter what you use, you stop this ball going in the back of this net kid.
Goalkeeping is about being patient in all aspects. Being patient whilst you’re on the bench and being patient whilst playing in a game. patients is the key whilst goalkeeping. Goalkeeping is about waiting for the right moments to show yourself and what you’re capable of. If you rush these moments or constantly look for them, you’ll always miss it. You just gotta be patient.
You’re part-gymnast, part weight-lifter, part-boxer, part-psychologist…you’ve got to be a chameleon.
Neville Southall on goalkeeping.