Gareth Southgate Says Finals Loss Is \'My Responsibility\'

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Gareth Southgate Says Finals Loss Is \'My Responsibility\' 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Mon Jul 12, 2021 1:25 am

Gareth Southgate said he was responsible for England\'s penalty shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Southgate subbed in Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho late in the match. Both players missed their penalties.

“That is my responsibility,” Southgate said. “I chose the guys to take the kicks. I told the players that nobody is on their own in that situation. We win and lose together as a team. They have been tight throughout and that’s how it needs to stay. It is my decision to give him [Saka] that penalty. That is totally my responsibility.\"

Southgate sought to deflect blame from Bukayo Saka, who missed the fifth and final penalty.

“He’s such a super boy. He’s been a star and he’s going to continue to be a star. We’ve got to be there to support and help him. He’ll get a lot of love from outside because of what he’s done in this tournament,\" added Southgate.

Meanwhile, Harry Kane looked forward to next year World Cup.

“They’ve just got to hold their heads up high. It’s been a fantastic tournament and these things can happen. Anyone can miss a penalty. We win together, we lose together; these boys will grow for it and it gives us more motivation to do well in the World Cup next year.\" 

Via Jacob Steinberg & Nick Ames/The Guardian

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Re: Gareth Southgate Says Finals Loss Is \'My Responsibility\' 

Post#2 » by KingsTime » Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:18 am

Bro Southgate, your a total legend. so calm and smooth at the manager position, in ky opinion u deserve an around of applause. You somewhat say that it was his fault or the players, but he takes that responsibility like a true blue legend. i bow down to you, Southgate
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