AS Roma boss Vincenzo Montella says Marco Borriello ignored team instructions when his spotkick was saved in defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Borrielloâ€™s effort was parried during the 3-0 defeat to Shakhtar.
â€śI always designate the penalty taker before a game. Both at Lecce and tonight it was Pizarro, but anyone who plays football knows that at times a player really feels it,â€ť explained Montella.
â€śPizarro allowed him to step up without a problem. I feel bad for Marco, so next time Iâ€™ll just take the penalty!â€ť
Qualification was already difficult after Claudio Ranieriâ€™s side lost 3-2 on home turf, but after Borrielloâ€™s penalty was saved, Philippe Mexes saw red.
â€śBefore the game I asked the lads to be consistent and improve aside from the result. In that respect Iâ€™m happy, as until we went a man down, we created a great deal and had a good approach towards a fine squad.
â€śWe had five or six shots on goal in the first half, then the red card changed everything. In any case, I have promised not to talk about referees.â€ť