Frank Lampard defends Jorginho after his latest spot-kick miss against Krasnodar but admits he hasn’t yet held discussions over who will be Chelsea’s future penalty taker
The midfielder hit the post with his first-half spot-kick in Wednesday night’s 4-0 Champions League win at Krasnodar, his second failure in his last four attempts having also missed against Liverpool earlier in the season.
During the game in Russia, Chelsea were awarded a second penalty after Jorginho went off following a substitution, with Timo Werner emphatically dispatching.
Lampard though insists he will speak to his team about who will take penalties in the future but claims he still has full faith in Jorginho who previously had scored from his first eight spot-kicks.
‘If you take penalties as regularly as he [Jorginho] does, and I did, you are going to miss some,’ Lampard said in a press conference on Thursday.
‘I left it for today, because they slept for four hours. I have no problem with either taking penalties and not just those two, we have many more at the club [who could take them].’
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