AS Roma striker Marco Borriello denies he ignored coach Vincenzo Montella to take his failed spotkick in defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Borrielloâ€™s effort was parried during the 3-0 defeat to Shakhtar.
"I wanted to score a goal for the team and for me,â€ť said the on-loan AC Milan hitman.
â€śThere are times when the ball goes in, like at the derby, and others when things go against you. At this moment I am paying for that, but I think I played a good game.â€ť
Montella has changed quite a few things in the squad since replacing Claudio Ranieri and Borriello admitted to some tension behind the scenes.
â€śI took the responsibility in two derby games, then once the new Coach arrived this faith was taken away without consulting me.
â€śObviously when Francesco Totti is playing, then he takes the penalties. I told Pizarro to leave it to me, as I havenâ€™t scored in a while and wanted to break that drought.
â€śI found out during the pre-match meeting that I would be playing. Itâ€™s a pity about that penalty, as I wanted to repay the Coachâ€™s faith in me. I think I did that with my overall performance, as I never lost a physical duel tonight.
â€śI take responsibility for the penalty and perhaps it couldâ€™ve changed the game, but up until the red card Roma were fiery and dominated Shakhtar on their own turf.â€ť