England cricket star Kevin Pietersen has taken to Twitter to question Roy Hodgson's plans to use a psychologist before this summer's World Cup in Brazil, before offering his own alternative advice on the social networking site.
The often outspoken batsmen tweeted his surprise at news that Hodgson is going to use a psychologist to help the England players get into the right mindset in case of the dreaded penalty shootout this summer.
England have only won one in seven attempts in tournament shootouts, but after initially sharing his surprise at the story Pietersen has declared that Hodgson's ideas have a solid foundation.
Pietersen: "Have I just read that Roy Hodgson might use psychologists in Brazil to help with players taking penalties?!?!?! What?
After watching Hodgson's appearance on the Footballer's Football Show last night Pietersen softened his stance, sharing: "Just watched the programme from last night with Hodgson...he's actually spot in! Was a misleading headline! #sorryRoy".
Not content with that, Pietersen went on to give his own advice to the squad, declaring: "Practice till you can't practice it anymore and bang it in, in the game! If you miss, the sun will be up in the am....life goes on!"
Pietersen then jumped on the defence of the players contracts, insisting that the stars, "deserve it with the pressure they play under."
The 33-year-old is no stranger to defending wages, normally his own though, after appearing in the Indian Premier League, which pays very generously to players who participate in the 20/20 showpiece.
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