Australian goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne says it was “kill or be killed” after a video emerged of him tossing away a bottle of his Peruvian reverse quantity through the penalty shootout win that despatched the Socceroos to the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Redmayne turned an Web sensation after dancing his manner alongside the objective line as Peru’s gamers ready to take their penalty kicks in an try to put them off.
He was lauded as a nationwide hero in Australia together with his save of Alex Valera’s spot-kick that gave the Socceroos a 5-4 win on penalties on Tuesday in Doha and a spot at a fifth straight World Cup.
Footage later emerged of the bearded Redmayne, who had solely come on for the ultimate minutes of additional time as a ploy for the shootout, selecting up a water bottle belonging to Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese between penalty kicks.
Redmayne is seen throwing the bottle, which is believed to have had a cheat sheet on it exhibiting the place the Australians would possibly place their spot-kicks, away behind the objective.
Earlier than their shootout for a spot on the World Cup, Australia keeper Andrew Redmayne threw away the Peru keeper’s water bottle that had all his penalty-taker notes on it 😳
— B/R Soccer (@brfootball) June 15, 2022
“Yeah, that occurred, we spoke about it,” Redmayne advised reporters after Australia landed dwelling in Sydney on Wednesday evening.
“If we had notes on our drink bottle and if somebody noticed that, it could have been thrown a great distance away.
“I understand how a lot it means to the boys so it was type of like a kill or be killed second, so I took my second.”
Notes affixed to a water bottle detailing the place a participant is prone to place their penalty kick has been a well-recognized tactic for goalkeepers in shootouts.
Redmayne’s gamesmanship has not gone down properly in Peru, with broadcaster Movistar Deportes tweeting footage of what it referred to as the “soiled” play.