Soccer is a sport in which putting the ball in the back of the net is the moneymaker. Forwards and strikers may get the money but it is the goalkeepers that need to be praised.
The goalie needs to command the defense and orchestrate the alignment of his teammates so that they are not vulnerable.
The last line of defense is the goalkeeper. If a team does not have a trustworthy keeper, they will be struggling and stuck at the bottom of the league table.
A lot of pressure is placed upon their shoulders. It takes a unique type of person to be able to handle the mental anguish of letting in a goal that may have lost the game.
The player needs to realize that the team needs him to bounce back.
The Premier League has some of the best keepers in the world.
They have international keepers as starters and on the bench. This is because of the value of having a keeper that can command the field.
Here is a list of the 20 best saves of the 2010/ 2011 English Premier League season.