‘Many goalkeepers are now preparing intensively for penalties and the shooters,’ Havertz said. ‘At the same time, the opponents try to influence and unsettle the shooter.
‘I can deal with that well, but our tactics helped me focus and prepare in peace. The opponents must have been confused,’ Kai added.
‘At that moment I focused as best I could and said to myself, “I’ll put that in and we’ll celebrate the trophy together!” Most of the time I try to read the goalkeeper and don’t commit myself beforehand.’