Gareth Southgate was a naturally depressed coach after the defeat to Italy (1-1, 2-3 points) in the Euro 2020 final. The England boss took charge when faced with the fact that the team missed three consecutive penalties during the tiebreak.
“The responsibility lies with me. I was the one who decided who would take the penalties based on what they did in training nobody alone. We win together and when we don’t win we are also together. Now, when it comes to penalty shootouts, that was my decision and it will fall on my shoulder,” he said, Speaking about the match: “Sometimes we played very well, but then we could not keep the ball, especially in the second. Half. But it is not worth criticizing, working with this group was a lot of fun ».
Southgate also evaluated England’s performance at Euro 2020.
“Tonight is going to be very difficult for us. We must be disappointed because the chances of winning the title are very rare, but when they think about what they did, they will find reasons to be very proud. Now, at this moment, it is a great pain because we wanted to give our country a special night, to win With our first European Championship, and we couldn’t.”