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Italy vs England: Grealish responds to Kean’s criticism on taking penalty ahead of Saka

italy vs england grealish responds to keans criticism on taking penalty ahead of saka

England midfielder, Jack Grealish, has responded to Manchester United legend Roy Keane’s criticism of him for not taking a penalty ahead of Bukayo Saka in England’s shoot-out 3-2 defeat to Italy.

Keane had criticized Grealish and Raheem Sterling for not taking penalties ahead of Bukayo Saka in England’s Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy at Wembley Stadium.

Saka took England’s fifth penalty, and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma’s save won the shoot-out for Roberto Mancini’s side.

“If you are (Raheem) Sterling or (Jack) Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young kid [Saka] go up for a penalty ahead of you, you can’t,” Keane had said.

Responding to a Sky Sports article on Keane’s comments on Twitter, Grealish wrote: “I said I wanted to take one!!!! The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament, and he did tonight! But I won’t have people say that I didn’t want to take a peno when I said I would….”

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