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Martinez: Strikers To Take Pens

Martinez: Strikers To Take Pens

Swansea City boss Roberto Martinez says it'll be strikers Jason Scotland and Guillem Bauza taking the penalties from now on.

by swanjackal
"Why don't we just ask if we can have a free kick outside the box, stand more chance."
Leon Britton, Andy Robinson (2) and Darren Pratley have all missed spot kicks this season while there have 4 successful pens, Robinson, Feeney and Scotland (2).

Pratley missed his kick on Tuesday against Walsall has Scotland had gone off to be replaced by Guillem Bauza.

Roberto Martinez told the Evening Post:

'We can't score penalties and we can't stop them,' boss Roberto Martinez conceded, 'and I think it's quite clear that from now on, Jason is our penalty-taker with Bussy (Guillem Bauza) backing him up.

'I think it will be a long time before Leon, Robbo or Prats step up to the spot.'

'You should score 95 per cent of penalties, At the moment, our return is quite low.'



Sometimes there can be a bit of a cloud when a couple are missed,'

'We have competitions in training and everybody scores, but there is extra pressure out on the pitch, especially after some misses.

'Most teams jump around when they get a penalty, but in our dressing room we'll be relieved not to get one soon.'




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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday February 14 2008
Time: 12:01PM

Comments

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When you take penalties, you hope that the goalie does not guess the right way. I have said in another article that I would have given the spot kick to Bauza against Walsall. Pratley of his own choice came up to take on the responsibility of taking the kick.
willow
14/02/2008 13:20:00
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Yeah I wanted Bauza to take it as well. Place it well in the corner with a bit of pace and you can't go wrong.
KevinE
14/02/2008 13:26:00
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i'd like to see de vries get close to saving a penalty as well how many times has he dived the wrong way?
GThomas
14/02/2008 13:35:00
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All about confidence...Mucks it up a bit when one or two of the lads fluff em...M
80s terrier
14/02/2008 22:42:00
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Makes it that bit harder for the next lad that has a go...AVE IT...
80s terrier
14/02/2008 22:44:00
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I wanted Bauza to step up, i'm glad RM has brought this rule in, we need to score more, one of these days it could be the difference in us getting a point or 3!
jack hammers
15/02/2008 07:59:00
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