Aussie hero goalkeeper played some serious mind games according to fan at the ground

We all know the story of Andrew Redmayne saving a couple of clutch penalties after coming on as a late substitute for the Socceroos against Peru after an inspired managerial decision by Graham Arnold.

What wasn’t immediately apparent on the coverage was some alleged mind games played by Redmayne.

According to Sam Gowland on Twitter who said he was at the game, Redmayne noticed the Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese had ‘cheat notes’ that were wrapped inside a towel alongside his water bottle. He would refer to the notes after each penalty.

“I was at the match yesterday and I think it has been overlooked that the Peru keeper had instructions written on his water bottle for penalties,” he said.

“At the first chance Redmayne threw it into the stand behind the goal.”

With Peru leading 2-1 in the penalty shootout, Gowland said that Redmayne took the notes and discarded them.

His claims appear to be supported by vision of Redmayne walking behind the goals where he clearly discards something that looks like a small piece of paper.

According to the Socceroos fan, the Peru goalkeeper was searching for his water bottle aka ‘notes’ after the moment.

As many have pointed out, if the story is true then it probably didn’t make much difference to the result and if you’re relying on cheat sheets to win a World Cup qualifying penalty shootout you are in trouble.

However, it’s also something that can easily get into the opposition’s head.

No doubt this story will grow legs and it will add to the legend of Andrew Redmayne.