Wilian apparently wanted to take the spot kick, but it was substitute Barkley who eventually took and failed to convert it, as the Spanish team won 1-0.
Barkley told The Daily Mail: "It was more, ‘Good luck with the penalty’ type of thing, encouraging me. They would have been willing to take it as well, but I felt confident.
“They were just encouraging me to score the goal. I'm gutted I missed, but these things happen.”
Players do not always score from penalties, and Barkley should move on from his miss against Valencia.
There are more pressing concerns for the former Everton star, such as establishing himself in the Chelsea first team.
The 25-year-old has not really progressed since he left the Toffees for the London club, but perhaps under manager Frank Lampard, he will fulfil his potential.
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