Racing Genk of Belgium striker, Paul Ebere Onuachu has admitted he was relieved to have scored a second penalty he took in last weekend’s Belgian First Division A match at Cegeka Arena, megasportsarena.com reports.
After losing the chance to give Genk the lead when he missed from the spot in the 33rd minute, Onuachu stayed calm at the second time calling to score a second penalty and atone for one he missed earlier in the game.
Prior to Sunday’s fixture, Onuachu had not missed a spot kick, scoring eleven penalties against six different teams namely Royal Antwerp (2), Royale Union Saint Gilloise, RSC Charleroi, KV Oostende (3), KAS Eupen (3) and Beerschot.
So far this season, Onuachu has hit 11 goals in 12 appearances across all competitions for Genk and he was happy to redeem his image three minutes before halftime, as he kept his nerve to open the scoring from the spot.
The former Young Stars of Lagos, FC Ebedie of Shagamu and FC Midtjylland of Denmark hitman ha now disclosed that he decided to take the second penalty awarded Genk during their 3-0 rout of RFC Seraing.
Onuachu was quoted as saying by Voetbalkrant: “Of course I wasn’t happy that I shot the ball wide. But the day will come when you miss and that was.
“I could have let someone else kick. But I don’t want to shy away from my responsibility. Bryan Heynen fulfilled his role of captain at that stage. “Paul, focus. Just pop it in,” he told me.”