Ross Barkley says he was right to take Valencia penalty as Willian admits he tried to take it off team-mate

Ross Barkley says he was right to take Valencia penalty as Willian admits he tried to take it off team-mate

Asked what his team-mates were saying to him as he tried to prepare, Barkley added: “All players feel confident of taking penalties, but we can all miss them. It’s more ‘good luck with the penalty’ type of thing, encouraging me. They would have been willing to take it as well, but I felt confident.
“They were just encouraging me, encouraging me to score the goal. They are confident of taking penalties as well, but I take penalties every day. I don’t miss them in training and in pre-season I was scoring penalties. I’ve missed penalties before, when I was at Everton. I’m gutted I missed, but these things happen.”
Willian, though, confirmed that he wanted to take the penalty, despite not being number one or number two on Lampard’s list, by saying: “I wanted to take it but he (Barkley) was confident to take it.
“This is football. He missed the penalty but it could be me that missed, or Jorginho or whoever. So football is like this. But when we win, we win together, and when we lose, we lose together.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Lampard changes his penalty order, but Barkley will not shy away if he is given another chance.
“If there was another penalty in the game, I would have been confident of taking it,” said Barkley. “You can miss penalties. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve got five more group stage games to go that we’re aiming to win. The Valencia game just didn’t go our way, it’s disappointing really.”

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