Not Southgate’s Finest Moment

Lets talk about England’s disaster of a penalty shoot out at Wembley against Italy.

The players who were on the pitch towards the end of the game were obviously warmed up and they were there in the moment. It’s not just being warmed up physically but also mentally.

Taking two players off the bench 2 minutes before the end of the game and putting them on as substitutes in order to take the penalties was a huge mistake by the manager.

What? Can’t Shaw, Phillips, Grealish, Trippier, Stones etc take penalties? They are all top players and perfectly capable. Any one of the players on the pitch at the end could have successfully taken a penalty, so why bring on two players who have been sitting on their bums for 120 minutes?

Big mistake!