Villarreal’s Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme is still under the weather after missing the penalty that saw his side knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage on Tuesday.
Jens Lehmann saved Riquelme’s spot kick in the final minute of the game to put Arsenal into next month’s final against Barcelona.
“I always feel bad when we don’t win,” Riquelme told a news conference on Friday.
“I am responsible for taking penalties and sometimes you score, others you don’t.
“But I am proud of my team and what we have achieved because we have had a marvellous Champions League campaign.”
Villarreal exceeded all expectations on their debut in the competition as they edged out the likes of Inter and Manchester United to make the last four.
Riquelme added: “Everyone has been great with me, not just now but ever since I arrived here.
“I hope I can continue to help the club grow because it is hard to believe what we have achieved over the last three years.
“We deserve credit for what we have done. Everyone in the Champions League wants to reach the final and we were so close, without having a side as strong as others.”
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