Trezeguet shrugs off penalty miss

Striker David Trezeguet, whose missed in the penalty shootout as France lost to Italy in the World Cup final, shrugged off his misfortune afterwards and said penalties were part of the game.

"I accepted my responsibility. It's part of football to accept your responsibility," said Trezeguet, who was the only player to miss in the shootout when his shot hit the crossbar.

"Penalties are part of the game," added the 28-year-old, who replaced Franck Ribery in extra time and whose only start in the tournament was in the first round match against Togo.

"For me, it was a different kind of World Cup. I expected something else, I expected to play a bit more but because of the tactical system it worked out another way. I have to accept it and look ahead."

Trezeguet said France had deserved to win.

"I think that even this evening we showed we were a better team than Italy and if we had attacked a bit more we could have won this match," he said.

"But it's part of the game. We have to accept it and work for the future."

"We have to hold our heads high. We know we've had a good World Cup but it was all defined by this penalty."

Source: Xinhua

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