15.04.2010

Wolves keeper"s contact lenses help side avoid defeat

Wolves keeper"s contact lenses help side avoid defeat

By Emily Tait

A Premier League goalkeeper has revealed that contact lenses were the key to his side avoiding defeat in their last game.

Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Marcus Hahnemann told the Express and Star he was worried that the sun was going to be a factor when his team played against Stoke City last weekend, particularly because Stoke"s game involves long throw-ins from Rory Delap.

The 37-year-old said it is a tactic he has employed for a couple of years, especially when the sun looms over the top of the stands, so that his vision will not be obscured.

"They softened the shadows so when the ball went from the bright sun into the shadows, it really helped because it brightened up the shadows so I could look into the sun and not get blinded," he told the newspaper.

Recently, baseball player Pablo Sandoval, the number three hitter for the San Jose Giants, backed the use of contact lenses over glasses during games because they are easier to wear.

by Alexa Kaczka


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