Jordan Henderson has revealed Liverpool have been assured of Kostas Tsimikas scoring the essential penalty in opposition to Chelsea of their FA Cup ultimate win on Might 14. The Reds captain added that the workforce had been training penalties in coaching and have been assured.
Liverpool beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at Wembley as Tsimikas scored the successful penalty to safe the FA Cup trophy for the Reds after 16 years. The match ended goalless after 120 minutes of play as either side have been responsible of losing some good alternatives.
The Reds have now gained each home cup finals in opposition to Chelsea this season, beating them within the Carabao Cup ultimate on penalties in February.
Henderson spoke to the media after the FA Cup triumph and claimed the gamers had full confidence in Tsimikas. He mentioned (through Liverpool Echo):
“He is been good on penalties. We have been training them and I used to be filled with confidence when he stepped up.”
Kostas Tsimikas on scoring for Liverpool within the FA Cup ultimate in opposition to Chelsea
Kostas Tsimikas was over the moon after scoring the successful penalty for Liverpool within the FA Cup ultimate in opposition to Chelsea. The Greek left-back got here on in additional time as a substitute for Andy Robertson.
He stepped as much as take the seventh penalty of the sport for Liverpool after Alisson Becker saved Mason Mount’s effort and made no mistake. Chatting with BBC Two after the sport, Tsimikas mentioned:
“We gave it completely all the things. Massive congratulations to the boys. We’ve to have fun onerous. However tomorrow is the following day, we nonetheless have so much to do. We’ve the video games within the Premier League and we now have the large ultimate. It’s totally, very particular for me. The supervisor requested me which quantity I would like. I say quantity seven. He asks me why up to now? I say I would like quantity seven. And quantity seven gave me the chance to win the sport.”
“I select the best aspect and I rating. And I’m very pleased with that. We wish to win. Our objective from the beginning of the season was to go for it, hopefully on the finish we’re pleased. I’m not the ‘Greek Scouser’, I’m the ‘Scouser Greek’. We’ve to have fun now, however nonetheless in our minds we now have the upcoming video games. We’ve to be 100% centered if we wish to obtain our targets.”
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect face Actual Madrid within the Champions League ultimate on Might 28. Earlier than that, nonetheless, they’ve two crunch Premier League video games in opposition to Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers. They’re nonetheless within the hunt for the league title as they’re behind leaders Manchester Metropolis by three factors.