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David Seaman has his say on Paul Pogba's penalty technique against Everton

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Paul Pogba hit the headlines last week for his questionable 10 second penalty run up against Everton.

Pogba trotted to the ball in about the same time it took Usain Bolt to break the 100 metre sprinting record.

As Pogba’s penalty was subsequently saved by England No.1 Jordan Pickford, fortunately for the Frenchman his effort was pushed in his direction allowing him to cooly tap in the rebound.

It was the second time an England keeper had stopped a Pogba penalty this season, as Burnley’s Joe Hart kept out the spot kick in September.

Pogba has scored three out of five penalties this year, and has since admitted his run up technique may need altering.

Former England and Arsenal keeper, David Seaman, who remarkably never saved a penalty in his Premier League career, commented on Pogba’s run up technique.

Seaman on Pogba's penalty run up 

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Breakfast show, on talkSPORT, Seaman, who made 334 Premier League appearances, claimed Pogba’s run up actually assists keepers in reading where he will direct his shot.

“When he starts doing that, you know he’s waiting for something from you, he’s waiting for you to move,” said Seaman.

“So, just stand there. He gives you enough time to stand there and, like we saw with Jordan (who saved the penalty).

“You could even start throwing him some dummies, pretend to go one way and then go the other to put him off.

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“A lot of the penalty takers are looking for the goalkeeper’s first step, because if he steps to the right, the taker with shoot left.

“So I used to just wait because nearly all of them, it’d say 98 per cent of the penalty takers, put their head down to hit the ball.

“So I just used to wait, and Pogba’s technique allows you to do that.”

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