Club news

Murray Not Deterred By Penalty Miss

By James Hilsum • 03 April 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray expressed his disappointment after missing a penalty in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City, but insists he has not been put off taking further spot-kicks in the future.

Murray was denied from 12 yards by Kasper Schmeichel, but put matters into perspective after the miss and felt luck wasn’t on his side on the day.

He said, "If he goes the other way it goes in. It's just one of those. He has obviously done his homework. It was just one of those days for me unfortunately."

"No, not at all [put off taking further penalties]. This is part and parcel of it. Obviously the Burnley one earlier in the season I missed the target, and I haven't done my job.

"Kasper's done his job and he's done it well. That's the way I look at it. I got it on target and it's a good save.

"It is a mind battle. Obviously he watches me and I watch him. You are trying to second guess each other. That's always the case, and a lot of it is luck. It just wasn't to be and he earned his money.”

The Seagulls frontman also had a chance to break the deadlock in the first half after firing wide following a Pascal Gross through ball, and he praised Schmeichel for making the chance more difficult.

"I just got on the end of it and I thought he closed his angles down really well.

"He was out pretty sharply. I maybe could have gone around him, but that's not something I would naturally do. I just tried to squeeze it in the near post. I thought he did well actually."

The result completed a league double for Leicester over the Seagulls after the 2-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium back in August, but Murray feels the side have improved significantly since that day.

"Leicester's not been good for us as a team. I thought we were a different beast to the brand new Premier League team that went up to Leicester and went out with a whimper.

"I felt as though we controlled the game for large periods and on a different afternoon we could have won it. It was a very open, end-to-end game, which didn't really suit us."