Monday, June 23, 2008
Donadoni Didn't Pick the PK Takers
I read a story where Italian coach Roberto Donadoni said that he didn't pick the penalty kick takers for Italy's game against Spain.
He said that the team went with the people who felt they were ready to take the kicks.
"We made the decision simply because you have to feel you are ready to take a penalty."
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard this was Luca Toni.
How shot was Luca Toni's confidence if he didn't step up to take a kick? Was he really that emotionally messed up that he couldn't make a penalty kick?
Toni had the chance to get all the critics off him with 1 made penalty kick. No matter how bad he had played the whole game, a made PK would have been a great contribution from him.
But, he didn't step up and Italy lost.