Pantelic has penalty aim
Marko Pantelic insists he still wants to take Hertha Berlin's penalties despite missing four in a row.
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 16/09/08 5:53pm
Hertha Berlin striker Marko Pantelic insists he still wants to take penalties despite a ban by the club's management.
The Serbian star missed his fourth straight spot-kick in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg after refusing to let designated player Cicero have the ball.
His actions were promptly blasted by coach Lucien Favre, who publicly declared that Pantelic would no longer be trusted from the spot.
He said: "I can understand if it happens once or twice, but sometimes it is just too much.
"But now it's over and I don't want to discuss it any more."
But Pantelic says that he is not willing to accept the Swiss boss' decision and still hopes to take his chance with future penalties.
"Why should I say sorry?" said the unrepentant star.
"I have scored 40 Bundesliga goals for Hertha and several more in the Uefa Cup. Just because I have missed three or four penalties, it doesn't mean the world stops turning."
Asked whether he would take the next spot-kick, Pantelic replied: "Of course, why not? You are not a tiger if you don't have balls."