Routine is key for success in penalty taking, says Gundogan

Germany’s Ilkay Gundogan and Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel react after a penalty is awarded to Germany in June in a game between Germany and Denmark at Euro 2024 at Dortmund BVB Stadion in Dortmund, Germany. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo)

Mental preparation and plenty of practice are the most important factors in taking a penalty, Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan said as his team gear up for Friday’s Euro 2024 quarter-final clash against Spain.