July 18, 2024

Rooney reveals best penalty taker he has ever seen

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has revealed that Chelsea legend John Terry was one of the best penalty takers he has ever seen during his career as a professional footballer.

Rooney and Terry were international teammates with the Three Lions of England during their playing days.

Terry infamously missed from 12 yards during the 2008 UEFA Champions League final against Manchester United.

The former centre-back had the opportunity to win the match for Chelsea, but slipped and missed his effort wide of the target.

“How can Jamie Carragher be taking a penalty in a shootout? That is shocking!” Rooney told The Overlap.

“The only thing I would say is John Terry was one of the best penalty takers I have ever seen, honestly, in training.

“I went off the pitch in the Champions League final, I’m looking at him because I have seen him in training with England. I’m watching him walking up and I’m thinking, ‘It is over’ – thankfully he slipped!”

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