Romero Admits Luck Plays a Part in Argentina Penalty Win

Goal keeper, Sergio Romero was the hero for Argentina during their penalty shoot out victory over Netherlands in the semifinal of World Cup 2014 on Wednesday.

Although revealing that his faith helped him a lot in stopping two of Netherlands’ shooter, but Romero also admitted that in penalties, luck always plays an important part in determining winner.

“Penalty kicks are a question of luck, truth be told. You can dive and not make it, like their goalkeeper did. But I had faith in myself and thank God everything came out OK,” Romero said to ESPN

Being doubted by some before the tournament, Romero proved that he deserved to taken that main goal keeper seat for Argentina especially with that heroic performance in blocking penalties from Ron Vlaar and Wesley Sneijder.

Furthermore, aside from giving his gratitude towards Alejandro Sabella as his current national team coach, Romero also thanked Netherlands’ head coach, Louis Van Gaal. Romero revealed that Van Gaal helped him a lot when both were still at AZ Alkmaar couple of years back.