Vivianne Miedema is disappointed that she did not claim the penalty for the Orange Women just before the end of regular time in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games against the United States.

Nine minutes before the end, it was Lieke Martens who missed at a 2-2 score from 11 meters, after which the reigning world champion eventually continued after extra time and penalties.

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"I should have just taken that penalty in the game," said a defeated Miedema shortly after the elimination at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

The agreement had already been made in advance that Martens would take a possible penalty.

"Lieke is the number one. She has proven that she can do it and I had confidence in that. But if you saw how I was in the game, I should have just done it," said Miedema, who scored both goals for the Orange squad. scored a total of ten times in this Olympic tournament.

Because there were clear agreements, Miedema did not consult with Martens before he started and saw her bet stopped by the American keeper Alyssa Naeher.

"Lieke grabbed the ball and I had faith in that."

The missed penalty by Lieke Martens.

The missed penalty by Lieke Martens.

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'I always want to be number five'

In the end Miedema also missed a penalty kick.

In the series she would take the fifth and Martens the first, but because the FC Barcelona attacker no longer wanted, that changed.

"I've always been number five, I always want to be that. But Lieke didn't want to and that's why I became one," said Miedema, who also saw her efforts turned by Naeher.

"I should have just shot that ball in with my qualities."

Aniek Nouwen also missed in the series.

The American women all hit the mark, so they play against Canada in the semifinals.

"And that while we were better", said Miedema.

"We played a great game and then it is very hard when you have to go home."

Disappointment at Orange after the defeat.

Disappointment at Orange after the defeat.

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