What I really want to know is why soccer players at the professional level still get excited and lean back as they take a shot on goal. It's what you want to do when you want a powerful kick to get the ball 'way upfield. But when you're taking a shot on goal you don't want the ball to end up in the stands. I get that novice players do this. But by the time you're in the pros, shouldn't your coaches have drilled that out of you?
Evidently not, but I don't understand why. "Keep your bloody head down!", I shout at the TV. Surprisingly, it doesn't help.