England’s penalty fiasco against Italy has been the subject of criticism.
Gareth Southgate has found himself on the receiving end after choosing Bukayo Saka as the last penalty taker. The decision completely backfired as he was denied by Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Critics and fans have hit out at the lack of experienced names in Southgate’s penalty takers list, with Roy Keane suggesting Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish should have stepped up instead.
Now, new footage reveals that English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and Kalvin Philipps were slated to take the penalties after Saka, with Southgate appearing to instruct them to take the sixth and seventh penalties.
As it turned out, snubbing both Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling was a huge mistake from the Three Lions manager.
Earlier, Roy Keane slammed both Grealish and Sterling for not stepping up the penalties and allowing a youngster like Saka instead.
Grealish responded to the criticism, stating that he was willing to take the penalty, but Southgate didn’t want to.
Mourinho also criticised Southgate’s decision to go with Saka for the decisive penalty, stating the burden was huge for the Gunners teenager.
Southgate said that he would be taking the fall for the final defeat and the decisions made in the penalty shootout rests upon him.