Despite another penalty miss, Fluminense boss Renato Gaúcho says that Fred will take more in the futureFred will take the next Fluminense penalty if he wants to
The Brazil international missed his second penalty in 2014 in Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Botafogo but his coach has come out in support of his player.
It was already 3-0 to Botafogo when the referee awarded Fluminense a penalty following Dankler’s handball in the area.
Fred stepped up to take the spot-kick, stuttering as he usually does in his run up. Botafogo shot-stopper Heilton Leite was wise to this and saved the striker’s effort.
The referee, however, ordered a retake as Leite had strayed from his line but, again, the Botafogo keeper guessed the right way.
The number 9 missed a penalty against Boavista last week when he hit the bar from the twelve-yard spot.
Despite this, Renato Gaúcho expects him to take the next one.
“I’ll talk with Fred and if he’s not confident then we’ll make a change but if he is then he’ll take our next penalty. The fans can relax, I’ll talk to him.”