I'll Continue To Take Penalties - Jutkiewicz

Last updated : 30 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City forward Lukas Jutkiewicz has vowed to carry on taking penalties.

Jutkiewicz was understood to have been in tears after missing his first ever penalty in the 1-1 draw with Reading but when he got back to training on Monday, his team-mates perked him up by kicking balls over the bar and calling him Chris Waddle.

Speaking to the CT's Andy Turner, Jutkiewicz said: “I was massively low after the game when everyone left me alone but I came in on Monday and the boys were booting balls over the crossbar and calling me Chris Waddle.

“That helped 100 per cent because you have got to laugh at the situation because otherwise it will eat you up.

"And it certainly helped me get back on it and put me back in the right frame of mind.”

As to why he missed, Jutkiewicz revealed that he did what all penalty takers should not do and changed his mind at the last minute and he said: “I changed my mind at the last minute.

“I thought their goalkeeper would have been watching our game against Derby when I scored from the spot, as it had been on the telly.

"I was going to go the same way and it looked like he went early again so I tried to hit it as hard as I could down the middle but I was concentrated on the goal rather than the ball.

“So it was just a lapse in concentration on my part and meant I missed the first penalty of my career.

“I knew it would happen eventually and it was just a question of when.

 My idol was Matt Le Tissier at Southampton and even he missed one in his career and I don’t think there are many players who have not missed one in their careers.

"It is just important to get it out of my head now. “I’ll have the next one, no problem.

“I don’t shirk responsibility and I said to the boys before the Blackpool game that if they are happy for me to keep taking them I will but if the captain feels he wants to move on then I will accept that, hold my hands up and take responsibility.”