Gabriel Jesus - 2019/20 performances

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Jorginho does his little weird hop thing and he's excellent at them. I think subconsciously at least, bad penalty takers try and mimic good ones, but they're crap so it makes no difference.
Then make the process simpler and coach that shit out of them. The coaches should be saying to him, "here's what we think you should be doing".
 

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Then make the process simpler and coach that shit out of them. The coaches should be saying to him, "here's what we think you should be doing".
Yeah I have no idea why we cant coach penalties. Theres obviously techniques that are successful, successful areas to aim for, it's a repeatable action.
 

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Yeah I have no idea why we cant coach penalties. Theres obviously techniques that are successful, successful areas to aim for, it's a repeatable action.
Weird innit. If it was that simple though every team would be littered with great penalty takers, and that just doesn't happen at all. Not sure why...maybe it's just not as easy as we think.
 

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Weird innit. If it was that simple though every team would be littered with great penalty takers, and that just doesn't happen at all. Not sure why...maybe it's just not as easy as we think.
I think it's one of those things football is just stupidly blind to.

90% of coaches think you can't improve a players' basic technique once they get to a certain age, even though people like Pep have shown it to be nonsense with some high profile cases. It's the same with corners, which are insanely underutilised, but I can at least put that down to having limited time with the entire team to spend coaching them, with penalties you just get 1 or 2 players, a keeper, and a the coach.
 

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I think it's one of those things football is just stupidly blind to.

90% of coaches think you can't improve a players' basic technique once they get to a certain age, even though people like Pep have shown it to be nonsense with some high profile cases. It's the same with corners, which are insanely underutilised, but I can at least put that down to having limited time with the entire team to spend coaching them, with penalties you just get 1 or 2 players, a keeper, and a the coach.
I would much rather our penalty taker had natural ability with them rather than trying to teach them something possibly alien to them if that makes sense
 

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I would much rather our penalty taker had natural ability with them rather than trying to teach them something possibly alien to them if that makes sense
I don't really care if it's natural ability or coached ability as long as they score 90% of them.

People like Kane didn't come out of the womb with the ability to smash a penalty in the top corner every time. It comes about through practice, and looking at where penalties get saved.
 

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Yeah I have no idea why we cant coach penalties. Theres obviously techniques that are successful, successful areas to aim for, it's a repeatable action.
When was the last time we lost a penalty shoot out. Not sure there's a current team that had a better record.
 

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To be fair, I think a big part of that is how well our goalies are all prepared by the coaching staff. Caballero, Bravo, Ederson and Muric have all pulled off heroics for us when facing penalties.
A factor for sure but we haven't missed many.
 

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