Images display writings on de Gea’s water bottle for FA Cup penalty shootout.
De Gea has his eyes staring at his water bottle throughout the the FA Cup semifinal penalty shootout segment.
He could refer to a complete set of note, but he couldn’t stop any shots during the penalty shootout.
A picture of the notes on David de Gea’s bottle is circulating online two days after the final whistle.
The illustration below displays the precise directions, along with the height and side of the ensuing fine. The player names may also have been written on the notes, although we cannot acertain this.
De Gea has previously attempted to gain an advantage by using notes. He took the penalty shooters from Villarreal to last year’s Europa League final penalty shootout loss for United.
In response to his performance against Brighton, one supporter said: “De Gea just watching these penalties like us at home.” Another person said: “The PTSD of that De Gea penalty miss vs. Villarreal is haunting me already.”
“You’d think de Gea would save a penalty now and then, wouldn’t you, if only by way of the law of averages,” a third person said.
De Gea claimed he was “prepared as always” and “tried to put pressure” on the Brighton players after the game was over.
He stated, “We played a really excellent team in a very tight game. “Brighton plays pretty solid football. We are in the final now, but we need to head home to rest up for another important game on Thursday.
“They were excellent penalties. Like always, I was ready. I made an effort to exert pressure on the takers.
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“There is still a long way to go before the final, but it will be a big game against one of the top teams in Europe and the globe. We shown to them [Man City] at home that we can defeat them, so let’s hope. We are moving in the correct direction. One trophy, two finals, and a battle for the top four. Although it’s not enough, it’s a significant improvement over previous season.”