Kuqi On “That” Miss

Sunday, 18 April 2010, 8:45
1 min read

The Swansea City striker amazed the 15,000 plus Liberty Stadium crowd on Saturday when he missed the clearest chance you will ever see in football.

Faced with a completely open goal he somehow managed to pull his shot wide to keep the score – at that time – goalless.

Speaking to Swansea Sound after the game, he said "First off I thought the keeper was going to kick it and then he missed it.

"I just tried to pull it back into the net but unfortunately I didn't make the connection I wanted and it went wide.

"Looking back now I should have brought the ball down and taken my time to put it in the net but I thought the defender was running back with me.

"The first thing I did was to look at the clock and I knew that we had enough time to get a goal or two.

"I guess next Saturday it will be on Soccer AM – Taxi for Kuqi!   I am glad we won though so no really bothered about the miss now.

"Sometimes it is easier to score the harder chance than the easy chance.  Ash had scored to make it 1-0 and I made it 2-0 and that made the game easier.

"We controlled the second half and when we scored the third it was game over.

"As long as I keep getting chances then I am happy.  If I scored every chance I got I would be in the Premier League, these things happen in football and what is important is how strong you mentally are and get that chance behind you and keep on playing"

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