Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says he is unsure if he will take a penalty in the Champions League final against Barcelona, should the tie go to a shootout. United arrived in Rome on Monday ahead of Wednesday’s showpiece aiming to become the first side ever to win back-to-back Champions League crowns following last year's shootout success against Chelsea in Moscow. And despite onlookers expecting an exciting, free-flowing spectacle at the Stadio Olimpico, the clash could resemble the pair's semi-final meetings 12 months ago, with United prevailing 1-0 at Old Trafford following a cagey goalless draw at the Nou Camp. But should the final go to spot-kicks - as it did in Moscow - the Red Devils' Bulgarian international admits he is unsure if he will step up for his side, following his miss in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Everton at Wembley. The former Spurs striker was largely criticised for his lethargic effort that was comfortably saved by Toffees goalkeeper Tim Howard, with Rio Ferdinand also seeing his strike kept out. And Berbatov says the scars still remain. "It hurt a lot. It's very difficult when you make a mistake and everyone is trying to attack you," he said in the Daily Express. "I'm not sure I'm going to [take a penalty]. Let's hope it's not going to get to that." NEWS: Sheringham tips Reds to reign in Rome NEWS: Evra - Marking Messi will be easy peasy NEWS: Messi - Classy Catalans deserve to win in Rome NEWS: Rijkaard: United have got no chance NEWS: Rio's Rome hopes hinge on Hull NEWS: Henry and Iniesta on course for final NEWS: O'Shea coy on Rome start speculation NEWS: Ferguson anticipating fantastic final NEWS: Foreign Office advice for fans heading to Rome NEWS: All white on the night for Reds in Rome UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter BARCELONA FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews section for more stuff to read: Q&A Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas Web Exclusives Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker One on One Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry, Ronaldo Perfect XI Gheorghe Hagi, Hristo Stoichkov, Ronald Koeman Plus! Rate Barca players (and others) on Talentspotter
26 May 2009
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