Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has explained why he did not stair upward to take a penalty during quarta-feira’s shoot-out win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Loving cup.
Werner scored the Blues’ only goal within regulation time, prompting the home supporters to sing his proper name.
But Villa made it 1-1 just 10 minutes later, thanks to Cameron Archer’s goal.
Both teams had to be separated by penalties, where Chelsea converted 4 of their 5 spot kicks, with Ben Chilwell the only player to miss.
Meanwhile, Ashley Immature and Marvelous Nakamba both missed for Villa.
Speaking to the Chelsea 5th Stand up App, Werner said: “I sense good [hearing people sing my name]. It is good to be dorsum on the scoresheet of course of study.
“We needed to maintain winning and acquire into the next circular of the Carabao Loving cup and we are happy with the game.
“A goal opens the game, the first of all half, both teams were passive and struggled with all their changes. I think when we scored in the moment half we were under a lot of force per unit area and lost command, went to 1-1 and after that we showed a good reaction. We wanted to win in 90 minutes and were lucky to win on penalties.”
Asked why he didn’t take a penalty in the decisive shootout, Werner responded: “First off of all, I had hurting in my calf and couldn’t go out. When you have fit players on the pitch, it is superior they shoot than I do nowadays.”
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