- Oct 5, 2013
We did very well all through the tournament and runner-up is a great overall outcome, but the manager has to take on board the lessons from the final.It’s easy with hindsight and I suppose that the decision had already been made but, after his superb save from Jorghino, I just so wish that Pickford was told to take the 5th penalty. He was on a role and he would have buried it. We still had experienced players left; Sterling, Shaw, Grealish, for example.
Southgate was proved right with almost all of his tournament selections, including Trippier, who provided the assist for Shaw’s early goal in the Final but when it came to penalties……oh no!!
The following link from ESPN says it like it is, for me.