Most important place in the team, a goal keeper is usually seen as a team member first to be blamed and last to be credited! It is not easy being a goal keeper, no sir! A striker could goof around and shoot blanks, and yet one stoppage could make him the hero; all this while, a goal keeper could make Superman-like saves the entire game and yet turn out to be the villain for one blunder!
Probably, that is what makes the job of a goalkeeper more challenging, more interesting and very desirable.
Here are 5 things required to make a good goal keeper —
Everything in that game depends on your focus; whether the ball is away or close.
Be quick with your thoughts and actions. You have to be able to cover the box quickly and make your decisions fast; the game depends on it.
Try to judge your opponent’s body language – don’t rush out and hope for the best.
You’ve got to be tough, you’ve got to be fearless. Pre-requisite.
Have confidence in yourself; very important. Don’t let mistakes discourage you.