The former Three Lines forward will not criticize Gareth Southgate for trusting the youngsters so that they can reach the biggest stage.
Michael Owen has criticized the notion that Bokayo Saka was too young to cope with the pressure of taking a significant fine in England’s last Euro 2020 shootout loss to Italy.
England suffered a setback in the final of their first European Championship at Wembley on Sunday, emerging with defects following a dramatic Italian penalty shootout that saw Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Saka down 12 yards out. Defeated
Jordan Pickford saw Jurgenho’s last attempt for Azure stop, Saka took the fifth spot kick of the Three Lions, but could not find a way to get through the Gianni Donarumma, later head coach Gareth Southgate scored 19 Criticized the burden. The shoulders of age
What has been said?
It has been suggested that the England boss should have given more Veteran actors like Jack Grellish stepped up for the decisive kickBut Owen has defended his decision to choose Saka.
The former Three Lions and Liverpool striker wrote on Twitter, “There’s so much to argue about following #Euro2020 but I can’t have a very young 19-year-old.”
“Actually, it’s easier to be young if there’s something left in my experience!”
“Fearless, confident, no previous stain, etc.”
In another tweet, Owen wrote: “Just checked the ages of players who have lost in major tournaments since Italy 90. P Pierce 28 Weddell 29 Southgate 25 Butte 29 Anis 30 Beckham 29 Wasil 24 Carragher 28 Gerard 26 Lampard 28 Young 27 Cole 32 As I thought this theory is absolute b *.
Certificates of Saka
Saka may be just the beginning of a long and successful career, but he has already proven that he can meet the best at club and international level.
She started her senior career for Sensation in 2018 at the age of 17, and since then she has played 88 games for the club in all competitions, winning one AFA Cup and 11 goals. 21 assists recorded.
Saka now has nine caps to his name for England, four of which came in the Euros as he played a key role in helping his country reach its first major final since 1966.
How did Southgate justify its shootout selection?
Southgate took full responsibility for England’s defeat, but they also tried to justify their shootout selection by revealing that Rashford, Sancho and Saka were all performing well from the training session. Are
“I chose the boys to take the kicks,” he said after the match. I told the players that no one is in this situation. We win and lose as a team. It is my decision to give it [Saka] That fine is entirely my responsibility. This is not Marx or Gideon. We worked through them in training. This is the order that has come to us.
“Punishment is my call. We worked in training. It’s not in the players’ bus. We know they were the best players we left on the pitch. Of course, it’s heartbreaking for the boys but their It’s not his fault