England midfielder Frank Lampard has said that the players should have the utmost concentration if the match goes into penalties, according to the Chelsea news website. England will be facing Italy in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012 in that there is a possibility that the match will be settled by the penalty shootout.

England have always been extremely of luck in the penalty shootouts, as is the same case with Premier league club Chelsea. However, they managed to do the unthinkable by winning the penalty shootout against German team on German soil in the Champions League. Frank Lampard was one of the successful converters for Chelsea in the penalty shootout.

The 34-year-old will be missing from the England national team, , along with David Beckham, after pulling out prior to the tournament due to injury. He has always been one of the reliable penalty takers for both Chelsea and England. Due to the fact that he will be missing for the penalty shootout, the England national team will hope to find another reliable penalty taker.

Lampard has stressed that confidence and concentration are the two main characters required to take a successful penalty. If it goes to penalties, England will be hoping that they get the same luck as Chelsea got in the Champions League.

"It is the most nerve-racking experience in football and you need the balls and the confidence to handle it. The pressure is just so intense. Taking a penalty in a game is bad enough but, normally, if you miss in a match there's still time to try and put it right. In a shoot-out there are no second chances. That's it - it is the be all and end all and that adds to the pressure. Your mind is racing. You know the penalty taker is always expected to score," said Frank Lampard.