Gareth Southgate famously tried to deal with the embarrassment of missing a crucial penalty at Euro 96 by doing a pizza commercial with a bag over his head, but it appears he did not learn too many shootout lessons in the intervening 25 years.
With his side locked at 1-1 against Italy after 120 minutes of the Euro 2020 final, the game was decided from the penalty spot and three of Southgate’s players missed to gift the title to the Italians.
“It’s down to me. I decided on the penalty-takers based on what we’ve done in training, and nobody is on their own. We’ve won together as a team … in terms of the penalties it’s my call, it totally rests with me,” Southgate told the BBC.
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With the clock ticking up towards 120 minutes, the England manager brought on 23-year-old Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho (21). Both took kicks in…