A small step, followed by a light pace, and then jump up.
Then came another ordinary goal.
Bruno Fernandez's penalty kick technique may be regarded as an anomaly in today's football, but this three-stage penalty technique can be traced back to the legendary Southampton legend Letisier. and
In the 48 penalties he faced in his career, Le Tissier only missed 1 penalty. In his opinion, his penalty skills back then are similar to the new tricks of football today.
In January of this year, The Athletic had a face-to-face interview with the saint's star and analyzed Ward Prouss' free kick technique together, and he also shared his penalty kick at the time.
This last-minute adjustment ability is the ability that Le Tissier shares with today's penalty shooters. In the past, the Southampton star relied on his own light and calm expression when taking penalty kicks to defeat opponents through resourcefulness. Now some penalty shooters may rely on the way of pacing and jumping during penalty kicks. Give yourself more time to adjust the direction of your shot.
Let us take a look at the penalty kick taken by Jorginho in the European Super Cup last August...
After starting the run-up, the Italian midfielder looked determined to hit the right side (later showing a greater tendency), but before making a final decision, he needs to let Adrian do the action first.
You can pay special attention to Jorginho's head-he "slightly" looked at the place above his eyelid, perhaps his sight noticed Adrian's knee.
Adrian (he had saved 20 penalty kicks and saved 5 times at the time) but did not move after Jorginho started the approach, but the Italian started pacing...
Adrian almost remained in place, but then Jorginho began to jump...
At this point the goalkeeper has already started to make a save, his knee action "tells" Jorginho to pounce to the left.
"This is the role of jumping, it will give you a certain amount of time when the goalkeeper makes a save," Le Tissier said.
For Jorginho, who has not yet completed the main penalty action, he has plenty of time to shoot the penalty to the right with the inside of his right foot...
This penalty kick technique has other advantages, for example, it can conceal the penalty kick.
"I will never punish the center," Le Tissier explained.
"I never think about midfield. I remember that when we played against Blackburn (April 1994), I faced a penalty kick against Tim Flowers, who had been a teammate for many years. He saw I have taken a lot of penalty kicks, and I know my penalty habit very well, so when I was waiting at the penalty spot, Shearer stepped up to me and said, "No matter how you take the penalty, don't kick in the middle."
"Obviously before the game that night, they had an exchange of assumptions about my penalty kick. They did it because I had never played in the middle before, and this time I wanted to give it a try. After all, Flower Si knows my penalty skills. When Shearer said this to me, I couldn't be sure whether he wanted to deceive or make a sincere suggestion."
Le Tissier finally stood on the penalty spot, and after Flowers pounced in the direction of his preferred penalty, he took the ball to the left. Below, let us look at the free throw tendency of Jorginho and Fernandez.
Obviously, the two players who like to use exaggerated approach to conceal the direction of the penalty kick showed a choice of two.
And their main penalty record is also very prominent.
It is not difficult to see that these two players do not always use skipping when taking penalty kicks. They will make judgments based on whether the goalkeeper has moved in advance.
"With the goalkeeper not moving, Jorginho would have doubts and missed the penalty," Le Tissie said. "In the case of penalty misses, he did not master the rhythm and pace of the penalty. I always grasped this as a player. If the goalkeeper takes the lead in making judgments, then I have a greater chance of scoring."
In the distant United States, Martinez's penalty kick technique is not only exaggerated, but also has a good score conversion rate.
In June 2019, when facing Washington United goalkeeper Bill Hamid, the Venezuelan striker's penalty finally flew out of the crossbar due to the goalkeeper's motionlessness (just moving forward slightly).
As Le Tissier said, if the goalkeeper can tighten his nerves, then this penalty kick will be annihilated.
"On the penalty I missed, the goalkeeper (Mark Crossley of Nottingham Forest in 1993) made his own judgment. The timing of his save was perfect.
"When I watched him, he pretended to pounce to the side, so I figured out the direction of the free throw at that time, but he just moved a small step, then pounced to the right place, and finally saved the ball. . That's the only goalkeeper to do this."
An excellent penalty requires not only a certain amount of deception and expressiveness, but also a little observation and sufficient control.
"I like this very much", Le Tissier said when talking about this new penalty technique. "Football matches should be improved in all aspects. I am very happy that people have been pursuing and improving all aspects of the game."
Le Tissier在谈到这种新的点球技术时说：“我非常喜欢。” “足球比赛应该在各个方面进行改进。我很高兴人们一直在追求和改进比赛的各个方面。”