Andrew Redmayne placed on a present in additional methods than one to assist the Socceroos to the 2022 World Cup finals and write himself into Australian sporting folklore.
The Sydney FC goalkeeper produced the decisive save in a penalty shootout victory over Peru on Tuesday as Australia booked a ticket to Qatar and a fifth straight World Cup look.
It was a bold call by Socceroos coach Graham Arnold to convey Redmayne on late instead of Mat Ryan however the 33-year-old vindicated the choice and confirmed why he’s thought-about a shootout specialist.
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Redmayne set the web alight together with his dancing antics designed to place Peru’s penalty takers off. It’s not the primary time the ‘Gray Wiggle’ has efficiently employed the ways, which have change into a trademark for the veteran shotstopper.
His Wiggles-inspired strikes went viral again in 2019 when he was the hero within the 2019 A-League grand closing, making two essential shootout saves to assist Sydney FC to the title.
Redmayne performed down his function within the well-known victory, and revealed his late introduction into the match had been deliberate nicely upfront.
“This concept was floated pre-selection, that this would possibly occur in these form of circumstances, and for the 2 or three weeks we now have been right here, I’ve had that in my thoughts,” Redmayne stated.
“I’ve been engaged on a couple of issues in coaching, however on the finish of the day, it’s both proper or left, the homework has been completed and I’m simply grateful to the opposite boys for operating at 120 minutes.
“I’m no hero. I simply performed my function like everybody else did tonight. Not even the 11 on the pitch, it was far more than that, it’s a group effort.”