Roberto Carlos wants to take penalty kicks at Corinthians

16:44, September 14, 2010      

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During the Corinthians practice on Monday, star midfielder Roberto Carlos offered his experience in penalty kicks.

After his team did not capitalize on yet another penalty kick in the 21st round of the Brazilian Championship, the player proposed his candidacy to take the decisive penalty kicks in the future.

Since his entrance as head coach of Corinthians in late July, Adilson Batista has seen his team miss four penalty kicks. In total, the team earned eight penalty kicks, missing half of them.

"Leave it to me. I' ll kick it without any problems. Penalties are more like lotteries. You enter the kick confident, but things can easily turn difficult. It's only nine meters. It's close, but there also exist some great goalies, like Victor at Gremio. I am a little nervous about sending the ball over the goal and into the press box, but all I have to do is close my eyes nail the ball," described Carlos.

Corinthians' latest missed penalty kick was against Gremio. On the occasion, Iarley missed the kick, leading to his team's 1-0 loss. Before him, Chicao missed against Atletico-MG while Bruno Cesar missed a penalty kick against Cruzeiro.

Coach Batista spent extra time during Monday's practice to focus on penalty kicks. Roberto Carlos may get his wish when the team travels to face leader Fluminense on September 15.

Source: Xinhua


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