To become a goalkeeper requires a lot of concentration, in training as well as in competition.
Two #GarudaSelect goalkeepers, Adre Arido and Aditya Juli, shared stories about blunders they have been making and how to overcome them.
To become a goalkeeper requires a lot of concentration, in training as well as in competition. Besides being able to keenly read the direction of the ball, a goalkeeper must have the ability to communicate and to and to manage his teammates. It is not seldom that a goalkeeper makes a blunder that dearly costs the team. Two #GarudaSelect goalkeepers, Adre Arido and Aditya Juli, shared stories about blunders they have been making and how to overcome them.
"To be honest, I rarely make blunders during the match. From the beginning of the match I try to focus as much as possible. Usually in the competition I have a great motivation for not making any In fact, I have made blunders during some training occasions," said Adre.
"If I make a blunder, I will try my best not to think too much about it but to focus on the match. If you think too much, you usually can not focus throughout the game and it will easily lead to other mistakes. Mistakes can also be forgotten if we play well afterwards and make saves," added Adre.
Like Adre, Adit also thinks he doesn't need to regret the mistakes throughout the match. A goalkeeper must be able to move on and becomes more motivated to show his abilities.
"Usually if I make a mistake in a match, I try to immediately forget about it. Usually if you keep remembering it, it will become a burden and will disturb your concentration in the match. So, as much as possible I remain confident and try to show my abilities," said Adit.
Adre and Adit have indeed become a mainstay at the #GarudaSelect last line of defense. Under the direction of Phil Smith as a goalkeeping coach, they both continuously get intensive training to improve their abilities so that they can become better goalkeepers.