Roy Keane said England teenager Bukayo Saka should not have been given the task of taking its crucial fifth penalty in Sunday’s shootout defeat by Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
Saka, 19, had to score to send the shootout to sudden death but his kick was saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian goalkeeper had also saved from Jadon Sancho after Marcus Rashford had hit the post.
Former Manchester United captain Keane said more experienced players should have stepped up and taken the responsibility.
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“If you’re (Raheem) Sterling or (Jack) Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young kid (Saka) go up for a penalty ahead of you,” former Ireland international Keane told ITV.
“They have a lot more experience, Sterling has won trophies, they had to get in front of the young kid and stand up.”
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