Euro 2020 – England’s Jack Grealish hits again at claims he did not wish to take a penalty

Euro 2020 – England’s Jack Grealish hits again at claims he did not wish to take a penalty

England’s Jack Grealish has hit again at claims that he did not wish to take a penalty in his facet’s Euro 2020 remaining loss to Italy on Sunday.

The ultimate completed 1-1 and went to penalties, the place Harry Kane, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka stepped as much as take the spot kicks, with the latter three lacking theirs at hand the title to Italy.

Grealish, who was introduced on as an alternative, hit again at feedback from former Manchester United and Eire participant Roy Keane that he ought to have taken a penalty.

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“I stated I wished to take one,” Grealish posted on Twitter on Monday. “The gaffer [Gareth Southgate] has made so many proper choices via this match and he did tonight!

“However I will not have folks say that I did not wish to take a [penalty] once I stated I’ll.”

Keane stated teenager Saka shouldn’t have been given the duty of taking England’s essential fifth penalty.

Saka, 19, needed to rating to ship the shootout to sudden loss of life, however his kick was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian goalkeeper had additionally saved from Sancho after Rashford had hit the put up.

Keane stated extra skilled gamers ought to have stepped up and brought the duty.

“In the event you’re [Raheem] Sterling or Grealish, you can not sit there and have a younger child [Saka] go up for a penalty forward of you,” he informed ITV.

“They’ve much more expertise, Sterling has gained trophies, they needed to get in entrance of the younger child and get up.”

Jack Grealish has stated he wished to take a penalty. Picture by Vincent Mignott/DeFodi Photographs through Getty Photographs

Roma supervisor Jose Mourinho echoed Keane’s feedback.

“For Saka to have the future of a rustic on his shoulders, I believe it’s an excessive amount of for a child to have the whole lot on his shoulders on this second,” Mourinho informed talkSPORT.

“However I have no idea if I’ve to ask that query to Gareth or not. As a result of many instances what occurs is that gamers who must be there, they don’t seem to be there. Gamers who must be there, they run away from duty.”

Former England defender Gary Neville stated the choice on who was taking the penalties would have been made properly earlier than Sunday’s remaining.

“They’d have labored out over the previous couple of weeks in camp, finished classes on it, checked out who’s scoring probably the most and acquired the perfect file,” he stated. “It might be scientific, it will be data-led.”

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand stated nobody may “blame and level the finger” towards the gamers who missed the penalties, whereas Alan Shearer stated gamers must be praised for stepping up.

“For the children to say, ‘Sure, I will go on and take a penalty’ … it’s a must to give them credit score for that,” former England skipper Shearer informed the BBC. “However it will likely be robust for them now. Hopefully, they may recover from it.”

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