Came across this great quote about goalkeeping the other day:
“The role of the goalkeeper is never well understood – except by other goalkeepers. Goalkeepers are lonely specialists, put in a position that is mostly a setup for failure. They rarely touch the ball, when they do it they have all the spotlight, saves are expected, and mistakes are very costly. It is the mirror image of strikers, who are always involved, mistakes are expected, and their goals – and even their good misses – are always celebrated. No wonder goalkeepers are paid less than strikers, and they very rarely win any awards.
Why therefore would anybody want to be a goalkeeper? Because it is a beautiful place to be. You see the whole game, you command your defence, and you can save your team. You are in charge.”