Harry Kane continued his strong record from the spot as he converted a penalty during Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League clash against Olympiakos.
Gary Lineker jokingly stated during Tottenham’s Champions League clash with Olympiakos that he believes Harry Kane is their ‘designated penalty taker’ as he was seemingly referring to Ross Barkley missing for Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Frank Lampard’s side were awarded a penalty late on in their Champions League showdown with Valencia, as before the spot-kick was taken there was a mini argument with Barkley and a few of the Blues players about who would take the spot-kick.
In the end, Barkley took it and missed, with Lampard coming out and stating that Barkley is his ‘designated taker’ [Chelsea FC official website] even though it didn’t seem that way on the pitch.
During Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Greek side Olympiakos, Lineker sent this Twitter message about Kane’s penalty, as he seemed to hint at the events that occurred at Stamford Bridge the night before.
Spurs lead through @HKane who scores from the spot. I believe he’s the designated penalty taker.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 18, 2019
The Barkley incident on Tuesday wasn’t the first time teammates have squabbled over who takes the penalty, the same scenario has already occurred for Manchester United.
That saw Paul Pogba take a penalty ahead of Marcus Rashford, as the midfielder ended up missing from the penalty spot during United’s 1-1 draw with Wolves last month.
Nonetheless, in Tottenham’s game in Greece, as mentioned above, they opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Lucas Moura’s hit a rocket from outside of the area to double his side’s lead.
But just before the break, Castelo Podence pulled one back for the Greek giants before former France international, Mathieu Valbuena netted from Olympiakos’ own spot-kick.