Paul Pogba eat your heart out! Watch Japanese student make Manchester United star’s ‘tip-toe’ penalty run up look like a sprint with bizarre spot-kick January 2, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, eat your heart out!
A Japanese student has made the Manchester United duo’s slow penalty run-ups looks like sprints during a High School football tournament.
Fernandes and Pogba – as well as Chelsea’s Jorginho and a host of other players – have started a trend of slow and stuttering spot-kick run-ups in recent years to try and outfox goalkeepers.
Pogba once took TEN seconds to make 28 tiny steps toward the ball during one of his penalties – which was actually saved by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
But one student in Japan has taken the trend to a new level.
The youngster started off by taking a few sideways steps to change the angle of his shot, before tip-toeing the entire way from outside of the penalty area to the ball.
You can look at a clip of his bizarre penalty, below…
Another player who has an unusual penalty technique is Nottingham Forest’s Lyle Taylor.
Taylor, who joined Forest last year from Charlton, begins his ‘walk-up’ outside the penalty area and locks focus on the goalkeeper’s eyes as he approaches the ball.
At the final second, the forward picks his spot and shoots.
You can have a look at one of his penalties, below…