19 Sep Ross Barkley penalty miss: Willian responds to Chelsea midfielder’s spot-kick neglect & shows he requested to carry action
The Brazilian states his team-spouse told him he had been convinced about scoring but insists he’s no ill-feeling towards the England man despite the skip
Willian has verified that he asked to accept the vital punishment that Ross Barkley neglected to convert Chelsea’s Champions League loss to Valencia on Tuesday.
England global Barkley skimmed his effort off the surface of the crossbar at the 87th moment of their Premier League side’s 1-0 home loss.
The midfielder was released in the seat seven minutes before and only relied over the spot-kick after an argument with novices Willian and Jorginho.
Blues boss Frank Lampard later demonstrated Barkley to function as designated penalty taker but seasoned winger Willian had expected to be entrusted with all the opportunity.
“He had been convinced about accepting it and I requested to take it as well,” Willian explained.
“But he had been convinced. He ended it up. That may happen to me or some other participant, such as Jorginho who also requires the penalties.
“It’s important that he keeps up his head. If you winyou win together and once you lose, you lose together also.”
Barkley’s overlook and Rodrigo Moreno’s prior goal for Valencia led to a challenging night for Chelsea, who watched Mason Mount limp from this competition because of a leg injury after only quarter of an hour of drama.
The effect abandoned Lampard’s guys with work to do before next month’s excursion to Ligue 1 side Lille, who had been 3-0 champions to Ajax in Group H’s additional match.
“We anticipated a positive consequence,” Willian explained.
“We anticipated to begin in the home with a success, but we dropped it. We’ve got five games left to be eligible. I believe we’ve got an opportunity, obviously.
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“We must improve and we must keep our heads up and keep workingout. We’ve got everything in front of us”
Up for Chelsea is a testing clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, where in-form striker Tammy Abraham will be hoping to add to the seven Premier League goals he has scored in his final few games in the contest.
It was seen just how long Mount is going to be inaccessible for, however, together with the Blues expected to rate the harm, brought on by a horrible challenge from former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin, in the following 48 hours.