Martinez: Lukaku is our only designated Penalty taker
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has declared that striker Romelu Lukaku is the clubs only designated penalty taker and says that they do have a number of decent spot kick specialists at the club.
Speaking to Sky Sports Martinez says that if Lukaku is on the pitch then he takes the penalties, but the club also have specialists like Gareth Barry and Leighton Baines who can step up.
“Romelu is the penalty taker. After that there are three or four players who can take the penalties. There is no such thing as a best penalty taker. I don’t agree with penalty takers being designated apart from Romelu being on the pitch. We have Leighton Baines who is a specialist, Gareth Barry who has an incredible record – it depends on how you feel at that moment. Ross showed incredible responsibility and Leighton Baines was happy to given him that responsibility.”
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