Roma striker Osvaldo: I insisted on failed penalty

AS Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo admits he insisted on taking his missed spotkick in defeat at Sampdoria.

AS Roma striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo admits he insisted on taking his missed spotkick in defeat at Sampdoria.

The Giallorossi were beaten 3-1 by Sampdoria, but Osvaldo had the opportunity to draw level when aiming a weak penalty into the arms of Sergio Romero.

“I wanted to take the responsibility of the penalty so I could help the team,” he told Roma Channel.

Francesco Totti had been the designated spot-kick taker, but Osvaldo insisted on taking it.

“I felt ready to take it. This has been a difficult week for everyone, I am very disappointed, but we have to look forward.

“Now everyone will turn their backs on me, but I go forward.”

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