David Seaman reveals how to save a penalty and explains why Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is Premier League’s best taker


David Seaman reveals how to save a penalty and explains why Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is Premier League’s best taker

Ex-England goalkeeper David Seaman has revealed the secret to saving a penalty – and explained why Eden Hazard is the modern game’s best taker.

The former Arsenal man made several high-profile saves from 12 yards during his playing career, most notably denying Scotland’s Gary McAllister and Spain’s Angel Nadal at Euro ’96.

Seaman saves from Angel Nadal of Spain at Euro ’96

Last night, Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris produced a huge stop to keep Sergio Aguero’s spot kick out during Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League.

And while most modern goalkeepers study previous penalty attempts and decide which way to go days in advance, Seaman left it to the last second.

“Whenever there was a penalty, I always used to think, ‘Here’s a chance at glory’,” he told talkSPORT.