Polish saviour Tyton is mother's pride

09 June 2012 02:16

Poland goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton went from third choice keeper to national hero after his penalty save earned a 1-1 draw with Greece Friday.

Number one 'keeper Wojciech Szczesny had been sent off, opening the door for Tyton, but leaving him to face a penalty as he entered the fray.

"I didn't expect it to turn out like this, that I'd get my chance in the first match," said Tyton, who has won just six caps since making his debut in 2010 and had looked to spend the tournament on the bench.

"On top of that, it's the first time my mum was watching me play in the squad, so I'm pleased that I've given her something to remember to the end of her days," the 25-year-old added.

Source: AFP