Italy win Euro 2020 on penalties: Roy Keane unhappy with Bukayo Saka picked for decisive penalty

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Italy win Euro 2020 on penalties: Roy Keane unhappy with Bukayo Saka picked for decisive penalty


Roy Keane blasted England’s senior players who allowed Bukayo Saka to take the decisive penalty in England’s shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.

Saka’s penalty was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma as England suffered grief at Wembley.

The 19-year-old has never taken a penalty for his club, Arsenal, and yet has been given the responsibility of taking the all-important fifth kick of the shootout.

“If you’re (Raheem) Sterling or (Jack) Grealish, you can’t sit there and have a young child.” [Saka] go up for a penalty in front of you, you can’t, ”Keane told ITV. “You can’t let a shy 19 year old ride in front of you. They have a lot more experience, Sterling won trophies, they had to get in front of the youngster and stand up. “

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Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saves England’s Jadon Sancho on penalties

England’s other missed penalties came from Jadon Sancho, 21, and Marcus Rashford, 23, both of whom had played peripheral roles in the tournament and came on in the last minute of extra time.

England’s only successful penalty shooters were Harry Maguire and Harry Kane.

“I chose the penalty shooters based on what we did in training and no one is alone. We won together as a team and it’s absolutely up to all of us not to be able to win the game tonight. England boss Gareth Southgate said.

“But when it comes to penalties, it’s my decision and it’s totally up to me. “

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