Penalty kicks are part of football and we have seen a lot of penalty kicks taken by thousands of clubs since the history of football. Sometimes, footballers score their spot-kicks while other miss. Over the years, we have seen a lot of coaches who expressed their displeasure over their player's inability to convert a penalty kick.
This article will take a look at some football coaches who openly expressed their displeasure with their player's inability to convert a spot-kick.
1. Scott Parker:
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The first incident we will look at is the penalty miss by Ademola Lookman. He missed the penalty kick in a match between Fulham and West Ham United. Lookman played for Fulham in the match against West Ham. He was allowed to equalize the West Ham goal after Tomas Soucek gave West Ham the lead.
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If Lookman had scored the goal, the game would have ended 1-1 because the penalty kick was a last-minute attempt. Lookman stepped up and attempted a panenka, but he missed awfully. Scott Parker was furious on the touchline. Scott Parker was the coach of Fulham and he was not just angry with Lookman for missing the penalty, he was angry because Lookman attempted to chip in the penalty kick instead of taking a powerful shot.
2. Roy Hodgson:
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Millions of Crystal Palace fans will not forgive Benteke for missing a penalty kick which would have seen Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth. In 2017, Crystal Palace was awarded a penalty in a match against Bournemouth. The match was 2-2 when the penalty was awarded.
Luka Milivojevic had already scored a penalty for Crystal Palace in the match and he should have taken the second penalty, however, Benteke decided that he should be the one to take the second penalty. Benteke wrestled the ball from Luka and went on to miss the penalty kick.
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The match ended 2-2 when it could have ended 3-2 in favor of Crystal Palace. Roy Hodgson was Crystal Palace's coach and his anger was visible on the touchline. Roy Hodgson could not understand why Benteke did not let Luka take the spot-kick. Roy Hodgson was angry because there was every chance that Luka would have scored the goal, instead, Benteke decided to deny the team 3 valuable points.
3. Arsene Wenger:
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In 2005, Arsenal was one of the hottest teams in Europe. Their form made their players attempt what most present-day Arsenal players would never think of. In 2005, Arsene Wenger was left furious after Pires' and Henry's pass penalty failed to materialize.
Arsenal was awarded a penalty against Manchester City and Pires stepped up and scored a goal. Some minutes later, Arsenal got another penalty, and Henry and Pires decided to attempt a pass penalty. Pires passed the penalty to Henry, but Henry failed to score. Both players regretted ever attempting such a penalty.
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Arsene Wenger was angry with both players. Wenger would have preferred if Pires had just taken a shot as he did with the first one. Years after Henry and Pires missed the pass penalty, Pires came out to reveal that a day before the match, he had practiced pass penalty with Henry.
Pires disclosed that while practicing, Henry passed to him and he scored. However, during the match with Manchester City, Henry approached Pires and demanded that they attempt the pass penalty. This time, Henry wanted Pires to pass the ball to him so that he will be the one to score. Unfortunately, Henry missed.
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Jose Mourinho might have regretted why he allowed a 20-year-old Lukaku to take a penalty in the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Chelsea and Bayern Munich failed to produce a winner after 90 minutes and the game went to penalties. It was 5-4 and Lukaku had to score his penalty to take the penalties to sudden death.
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Lukaku came forward to take the penalty, however, his poor penalty kick was comfortably saved by Manuel Neuer. Mourinho was angered by Lukaku's poor penalty. Barley four days after the match, Mourinho sent Lukaku on loan to Everton. After the loan, he approved Lukaku's permanent transfer to Everton.
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