Will Folarin Balogun take another penalty? USMNT star makes bold spot-kick statement after missing two in the same game for Monaco


Back in September, when making his first start for Monaco following a big-money transfer from Arsenal, Balogun fluffed his lines on a couple of occasions from 12 yards during a meeting with Nice. The 22-year-old striker is adamant that he would step up again for club and country if asked to do so, with the United States international not one to dwell on events of the past.

Balogun has told Monaco’s official website when asked about his previous failings from the spot and whether he is still a go-to option for Ligue 1 employers: “After the match, my team-mates talked to me and helped me pick my head up. They told me it was football and that I should continue to stay positive. Today, I don’t necessarily think about it and I know that I will have other opportunities to score other goals. If I have to take another penalty, I will. But if the coach designates another taker, I will leave it to him, it is the collective spirit that must prevail.”

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