Liverpool felt confident in Kostas Tsimikas’s landing the key penalty against Chelsea in the FA Cup final on May 14, according to Jordan Henderson. The Reds skipper went on to say that the club had been practicing penalties in practice and that they were confident.
Liverpool won the FA Cup for the first time in 16 years by defeating Chelsea 6-5 on penalties at Wembley, with Tsimikas scoring the winning penalty. After 120 minutes of play, the game ended goalless since both teams had missed some decent chances.
The Reds have now defeated Chelsea in both domestic cup finals this season, winning the Carabao Cup final on penalties in February. On penalties, he’s been excellent.” We’d been training, and when he walked forward, I was full of confidence. “
After the FA Cup victory, Henderson told the press that the players had complete faith in Tsimikas. According to the Liverpool Echo, he stated,
After hitting the game-winning penalty for Liverpool in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, Kostas Tsimikas was overjoyed. In extra time, the Greek left-back came on to replace Andy Robertson.
After Alisson Becker saved Mason Mount’s penalty, he went up to take Liverpool’s seventh penalty of the game and made no mistake. Tsimikas, speaking to newsmen after the game, He said: “We gave it everything we had.” The boys deserve a lot of praise. We must rejoice fervently.
But tomorrow is another day, and there is still plenty to be done. We have Premier League games and a great final to look forward to. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me. The manager inquired as to which number I preferred. I vote for number seven. He wonders why I’ve gone this far. I’d like to request number seven. And number seven provided me with a chance to win the game. “
He added: “I pick the correct team and score. And that makes me very happy. We want to be victorious. Our goal at the start of the season was to go for broke, and hopefully, we succeeded.
I’m known as the ‘Scouser Greek.’ We must now celebrate, but the forthcoming games remain on our minds. If we are to attain our objectives, we must be completely focused. “
On May 28, Jurgen Klopp’s side will meet Real Madrid in the Champions League final. They have two crucial Premier League games against Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers before that. They are still in contention for the league title, trailing leaders Manchester City by three points.