If at first you don't succeed, try again.
It is that mantra, and belief, that leads some to greatness. The Wright brothers did not fly on their first attempt, Sony tried Betamax, Michael Jordan did not win a title as a rookie and your dad probably dropped you in your first year. But they all tried again and got it right, your dad excluded.
That is the same attitude this player had, and while he may have failed the first time, he tried again and scored. In his own net.
The Wright brothers, Sony, Michael Jordan, your dad and now, this guy -- people whose perseverance changed the world.
H/T Brian Straus