Alisson-like header on overlap is on my bucket-list: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Pulling off a ‘Alisson Becker’ like header is firmly on Gurpreet Singh’s to-do listing however until it occurs, the lanky India goalkeeper would depart the job to his extra expert skipper Sunil Chhetri.

Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Becker’s inch-perfect angular header off a flag kick within the stoppage time led his staff a surprising 2-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

It is uncommon for goalkeepers to go on overlaps throughout dying moments and one of many pioneers was Paraguayan custodian Jose Luis Chilavert, who had scored eight objectives in worldwide soccer.

“I just can’t stop watching his (Becker) header again, and again. Maybe it just happened… the ball fell in place and out of pure commitment he glided the ball… and what a header. But if he is doing that regularly in practice, then we have to admit that he is extra special,” Gurpreet advised aiff.com.

Gurpreet has at occasions gone up leaving his submit unmanned to assist his staff in assault. While he is not determined however wish to seize it if a possibility come his manner.

“Not that I am desperate to do it, and I hope that I don’t have to do it ever. Obviously, there have been quite a few times that I have gone up for my club Bengaluru FC, and also during my stint with previous clubs,” Gurpreet mentioned.

“But if the team requires it as per the situation, who knows? But I would rather leave it to Sunil Chhetri. He is much better at it than me,” he mentioned in jest.

“I have to work on me attacking the ball, and on my heading. But I don’t mind it,” he smiles once more.

It’s not simply good arms, the trendy day goalkeeper must be good on toes which is Gurpreet’s endeavour.

“Gone are the days when a goalkeeper was just a shot-stopper,” Gurpreet, an Arjuna Awardee, provides.

“Personally, it was an thrilling problem to bear the transition part. When I began professionally, the pattern was extra to avoid wasting pictures.

“The first instructions which I received were to kick the ball back to where it came from. But it’s changed now,” the primary Indian participant to characteristic in a Europa League (for Norwegian facet Stabaek FK) match mentioned.

For Germany, Manuel Neuer, who made the position of a sweeper-keeper trendy and the enormous Indian needs to assist in constructing assaults.

“The goalkeeper needs to initiate the attack, help the team build up on the possession. His distribution has to be impeccable. However, I am still a student of the game and working on the same. There is a long way to go,” he expressed.

“And now I know, a goalkeeper needs to head it perfectly too,” he laughs once more.

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