The Coach’s Reaction To Horrible Goalkeeping Mistake Was Priceless
Goalkeepers make mistakes. It’s going to happen from time to time — more often if you’re a Kepa, less often if you’re an Oblak — and it’s going to be costly.
For David Raya, a Spanish keeper playing for EFL Championship side Brentford, his time came in the first half of a match against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. In a match Brentford was dominating, Raya inexplicably allowed a long ball send forward by Hull defender Ryan Tafazolli to skip under his feet and into the back of the net.
David Raya Own Goal
Raya made minimal contact at most, but he was still credited with an own goal, which is probably fair, because Tafazolli didn’t really deserve a goal. The funniest part of it all was the reaction of his coach, Thomas Frank, seen right at the end of the above video (and shown below).
To be fair, Frank always looks like that. Here he is celebrating after the game with the bright, lovely smile of a child.
And Brentford could smile after the game because despite Raya’s mistake the club defeated Hull 5-1 thanks to a hat trick from Said Benrahma.