Mason Mount will have plenty of chances to make up for missing the decisive penalty in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool, according to Chelsea captain Cesar Azplicueta.
The only Chelsea player to miss over the first five tries was captain Azpilicueta, yet the Spaniard says they were both certain of scoring when they went up and that his English teammate was not to blame for the loss.
“When we arrived at the penalty shootout we tried to do the best we can. We were ready for it. Unfortunately this time it didn’t happen again,” Azpilicueta said to Chelsea’s website.
“I missed my penalty as well so it’s not Mason. We are all together here. When we make the list, we all feel confident that we want to shoot. This time it happens and I’m sure Mason will have a lot more times, he’s still a young player.
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“It’s part of football. It’s true that sometimes it looks painful, but of course, we are the first ones who are hurt.”
“We got two trophies this season, the Club World Cup and the Super Cup, which we have to appreciate as well,” he added.
“But of course, when you arrive here and you lose two finals you are disappointed. Now we have two games, six points, to finish third.”
The Blues and Reds clashed in a rerun of the Carabao Cup final from February, and Jurgen Klopp’s side won after another shootout.