PREMIER - Why Pierluigi Gollini was angry during Tottenham's win over Wolves

23.09.2021 13:35 of A.R. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Why Pierluigi Gollini was angry during Tottenham's win over Wolves
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Pierluigi Gollini played a big part in Tottenham's Carabao Cup penalty shootout win over Wolves on Wednesday evening.

Named in the side with Hugo Lloris rested for the cup tie ahead of Sunday's north London derby away at Arsenal, the summer signing was called into action with the game going to penalties following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.

Having seen Spurs take the lead after three penalties following Ruben Neves' miss, Gollini handed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg the chance to win the shootout after he saved low down to deny Leander Dendoncker.

While it took another Conor Coady miss to see the Lilywhites advance after Tottenham's Danish midfielder had seen his effort stopped with the previous kick, Gollini was in fact rather angry that he didn't keep out Hwang Hee-chan's penalty when the South Korean stepped up for Wolves' first penalty.

The 26-year-old just couldn't keep his low effort out despite getting a good hand to the ball and he knew he had to atone for it.

"I was angry with myself. I said 'I've got to save another one' because if we lose because I don't save that one then I'm going to regret it so much," the Italian told Spurs TV.

"I know he was going there, I felt it and I was right but I couldn't save it. I thought I had to save at least another one. My teammates they shoot perfect, very good and we're very happy to go to the next round."