Tim Krul reveals sly tricks he used before Troy Parrott’s penalty

first_imgTIM KRUL has revealed how he was able to psyche Troy Parrott out moments before saving his penalty as Norwich City stunned Tottenham in the FA Cup.The Dutch goalkeeper has a reputation for being excellent at penalty shootouts due to being willing to use mind game shenanigans to gain an edge.2 Krul got in Parrott’s ear before he saved his spot kickCredit: Reuters2 While certainly not as poorly struck as Gedson Fernandes’ penalty, Parrott’s wasn’t the most precise eitherCredit: ReutersHe famously was brought on by Louis Van Gaal in the dying moments of the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup quarter-final win against Costa Rica.He then proceeded to talk to each Costa Rican player before they took their penalty about how he’d studied their penalty habits as a way of putting them off.And it turns out he employed a similar tactic against Troy Parrott moments before saving his penalty.He said: “I look at the player. Who is comfortable, who is confident?YOUNG TARGET“With the young lad Parrott, I played a little bit with his head.”I said: ‘I haven’t seen many penalties from you on my homework’ – and he was looking at me.“I hadn’t seen any of his penalties.”This is when you have to forget everything and go back to what you’ve learned, and from your experience.DO YOUR HOMEWORK“It’s down to homework as well.”My goalie coach prepares me before every match and he gave me a bottle with all the details on.”It is hard work and homework but when the moment comes maybe it’s my experience.“I just see when one person is more nervous than another, who is more comfortable – and in the end of course you need a little bit of luck.PRESSURISED SITUATION“It’s pressure for the player. But there’s pressure for me as well.”When the first one went in I was saying to myself, ‘you’ve got a name for saving penalties so you’d better start saving some’.Krul also managed to save Gedson Fernandes’ strike as he was the hero in Norwich City’s unlikely victory.MOURINHO’S DEFENCEAfter the match Parrott’s manager Jose Mourinho urged Parrott as well as supporters to not focus too much on the penalty but rather on his general play.As he has does on previous occasions, he pointed out that the 18-year-old still has a lot to learn.He said: “The penalty is nothing. He is a penalty taker in the under-23s, he scores every one in the unders.”He was so confident, he wanted to take one, he wanted to take the responsibility, it’s an experience in his career.”The problem is not his experience.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless'”The problem is the 30 minutes.”Now people can see that he has to work a lot so don’t think that Parrott is the second Harry Kane because he’s just a young kid that needs to work.”Let’s forget the penalty because we all miss the penalties, it was not Troy.”last_img