Euro 2020: Shilton outlines 'one criticism' of Gareth Southgate
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Ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he felt Gareth Southgate should have played Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish more during the tournament. Shilton, who is England’s most capped player in history, added that Grealish should have been given more game time during the Euro 2020 final.
Jack Grealish came on as a substitute for Mason Mount during the first half of extra time in last night’s defeat against Italy.
Mr Shilton said: “If I had one criticism of Gareth, I just thought he should have used Jack Grealish a lot more in the tournament.
“He should have given him more time last night.
He added: “I thought we just need that bit extra to open them [Italy] up sometimes.
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“That is my only criticism.
“I was speaking to Sir Geoff Hurst after the game and we were speaking about penalties.
“Sometimes if you just put pace on it and hit it as hard as you can and not try and place it, sometimes the pace can beat a goalkeeper.”
Following a tense 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of football, the Euro 2020 final was settled by a penalty shootout.
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After Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored England’s opening two penalties, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bakayo Saka missed their spot-kicks.
Rashford, Sancho and Saka have received a torrent of racist abuse following the conclusion of the final.
The FA released a statement condemning the vile attacks: “The FA strongly condemns all forms of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that has been aimed at some of our England players on social media.
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“We could not be clearer that anyone behind such disgusting behaviour is not welcome in following the team.
“We will do all we can to support the players affected while urging the toughest punishments possible for anyone responsible.
“We will continue to do everything we can to stamp discrimination out of the game, but we implore government to act quickly and bring in the appropriate legislation so this abuse has real life consequences.
“Social media companies need to step up and take accountability and action to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that can lead to prosecution and support making their platforms free from this type of abhorrent abuse.”
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