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I wanted to take a penalty! - Grealish

Mon 12 July 2021 | 11:33

The English star claimed that the coach did not put him among the 5 players and that he was ready to take a penalty.

England star Jack Grealish claimed he was ready to take a penalty but his manager did not select him.

England

reached the final of a major competition for the first time since 1966, initially took the lead against

Italy

by a goal from Luke Shaw, but then Bonucci equalized. The game ended in a 1-1 draw at the end of 90 minutes, and in extra time, the two teams failed to score and the penalties were to decide the game. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were among the players selected for the penalty shootout and all three missed their penalties.

There was a lot of criticism from Southgate over the selection of the three, with some arguing that more experienced players like Grealish should have taken a penalty. The pressure on him increased and now the captain of the Aston Villa reacted to this issue on social media.

He wrote:

"I said I wanted to take one!!!! 

"The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament and he did tonight!

"But I won’t have people say that I didn’t want to take a peno when I said I will."


source: SportMob