Reading striker Yann Kermorgant has spoken his thoughts about his famous penalty miss and the chances of Monday’s final heading to penalties.
The 35-year-old striker spoke to Sky Sports about his famous Panenka miss in the 2010 play-off semi-final defeat to Cardiff whilst playing for Leicester.
As shown in the video below, Kermorgant attempted a Panenka-style penalty which saw him chip the ball directly into David Marshall’s hands.
Following the embarrassing penalty miss, he failed to play for the Foxes again. However he attempted the penalty again for Reading on Boxing Day in their 3-1 win over Norwich, but he watched as his effort smacked the bar before Gareth McCleary scored the rebound.
But a fortnight ago Kermorgant’s penalty against Fulham sent Reading to Wembley for the play-off final against David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town.
But in an interview with Sky Sports, the Frenchman admitted he still thinks about his miss.
“Yeah, I think I will always think about it. When I get a penalty I will always do my best to score. I know everybody is still talking about the pen.
“In the programme, when we play away, they remind that I was the guy who missed the pen in the play-off semi-final. But I wasn’t the only one.
“I’ve changed of course because I’m quite older, so I have more experience and I know myself a bit better. I have got more confidence as well, that was my first season in England, in a new country and new championship, and of course I did not have the confidence I have now, so it’s easier now to cope with the pressure.”