Obviously i get that players miss them. But there is no excuse for them not to be aimed right in the corner of the goal. Why does any player faff about trying to send the keeper the wrong way. Practice hitting it in a corner, over and over and over. If you execute correctly, the goalie will not save it.
If you look at every other sport, you will see players executing technical things with perfect precision every time. Yes you can get it wrong sometimes, but at least you are trying to do what you intended. Why do so many player not aim for the corner? Its beyond me.
Here speaks someone who has clearly never played the game at any level ever.
Not often I agree with JS, but I feel myself agreeing on this.
Aiming for the corners each time would 100% result in more missed penalties as the margin of error is so small.
Thing is, it doesn't have to be right in the tiniest part of the bottom corner. Most of the top third of the goal is almost guaranteed to go in and that's a pretty huge area to aim at.
Any Championship player willing to put the hours in with proper training could become a penalty scoring machine if they sacked off trying to send the keeper the wrong way, going for pure power or hitting it low.