ibnlive » Football

Thank God I saved penalty: Poland's Tyton

Goal.com
Jun 09, 2012 at 02:56am IST

Warsaw: Przemyslaw Tyton was relieved after his save from a penalty ensured Poland recorded a point against Greece but felt his side should have done better. The hosts dominated the first half and took the lead through Robert Lewandowski inside 20 minutes, with Sokratis Papadopoulos sent off for a second bookable offence before half time.

But their opponents equalised after the restart and the PSV goalkeeper was required to replace Wojciech Szczesny after he was sent off in conceding a penalty for a foul on goalscorer Dimitris Salpingidis.

"It felt like a dream," the substitute keeper recalled as he arrived after 69 minutes before diving to his right to save Greek captain Giorgos Karagounis’ penalty.

Thank God I saved penalty: Poland's Tyton

Przemyslaw Tyton was relieved after his save from a penalty ensured Poland recorded a point against Greece.

"I was aware that now was may chance. I really wanted to help the team. Thank god I saved the penalty."

Franciszek Smuda's side took a point from the game but Tyton felt The White Eagles should have got more from tha game, and concluded: "We have a point. It’s not bad.

"But the course of the game indicates that we could have ended it better."

Tyton had approached the tournament as likely third choice between the posts, but with reserve Lukasz Fabianski ruled out from the squad with a shoulder injury and fellow Gunner Szczesny now suspended, he now looks set to start on Tuesday against Russia.

Latest

More from this section

PREVIOUS  Russia cruise past listless Czech Republic 4-1

NEXT  Russia fire warning shots to Euro 2012 elite