Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has slammed two England players, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish, for allowing Bukayo Saka to take a penalty against Italy during the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 final defeat on Sunday.
Keane admitted he was left feeling sorry for Saka after Sterling and Grealish, who have more experience in the game, declined the opportunity to take a penalty during England’s defeat to Italy at Wembley.
England lost 3-2 on penalties against Italy following a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.
Luke Shaw and Leonardo Bonucci had scored in each half during normal time.
Keane told ITV: “If you are Sterling or Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young kid walk up ahead of you.
“You can’t sit there and see a young kid, 19, a child walks up in front of me and I’ve played a lot more games, a lot more experience.
“Sterling’s won trophies, I am not saying he wasn’t prepared. Gareth might have been thinking you’re going to be sixth or seventh. You can’t sit there. That must be hard to take.
“You’ve got to get in front of this young kid and say, ‘Listen, I will step up before you’.”
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