Incidents related penalty, Gerrard Criticism Balotelli
Liverpool – In contrast to the manager, Brendan Rodgers, who declined to comment on the incident in the game contra Besiktas penalty, Steven Gerrard just criticize the actions of Mario Balotelli who won a penalty ration Jordan Henderson.
Liverpool have struggled to beat Besiktas 1-0 in the first leg of the Europa League last 32, Friday (02/20/2015) pm dawn, passing Balotelli penalty five minutes before the game ended.
Unfortunately heroism Balotelli was slightly tarnished with bad stories when he had to scramble took the penalty kick with Henderson. However after make goals Balotelli then approached Henderson and hugged him.
Rodgers himself did not want to discuss the incident because the most important thing for him the Reds can win.
But not with Gerrard, who watched the game directly from the VIP room, with regard to his duties as a commentator for one of British television station. Gerrard himself was missing several weeks with a hamstring injury.
According to Gerrard, Balotelli should not do it because of who the executor of the penalty has been determined before the game.
“Jordan should take the penalty. Regulations still rules. It should be allotted Henderson. Mario somewhat recalcitrant in there,” Gerrard said as quoted by the BBC.
“But credit to Mario because he managed to make a goal, but uncomfortable certainly see footballer arguing. I think Jordan has handled the situation very well. He knew that Mario really wants to make a goal. Jordan has done the right thing and answer interview with the very good, “he continued.
“Jordan is a captain and Mario did not honor Jordan, but he scored very important. I think there are six or seven players who want to take the penalty, so if they all wanted to take, what happened? Of course there is a reason when the rule was created. “