England manager Gareth Southgate has spoken about how he feels after the defeat in the Euro 2020 final.
With the painful penalty shootout defeat by Italy in the EURO 2020 final still fresh in his mind, Gareth Southgate has stated that he is not yet ready to talk about his future on the England bench.
The coach of the "three lions" expressed the desire to lead the team to next year's World Cup in Qatar (he has a contract until the end of 2022 anyway), but explained that he does not want to commit further, while defending the project and pointed out the stability that the England national team is showing in its day.
"I do not think this is the right time to think about it. We have to qualify for Qatar. "I need time to think about EURO 2020 and rest," Southgate told a news conference a day after the Wembley final. "Leading your country to such tournaments comes at a cost. I do not want to commit more than necessary. It is not a financial issue. "As things stand now, I would like to take the team to Qatar," added the English federal.
"If you want to be successful as a team, you have to constantly evolve, improve and reach the final stages of the tournament. "This morning I feel like my stomach has been uprooted, but the fact that we showed some first signs of stability - World Cup semi-final, EURO final - must be a step in the right direction," said Southgate, who admitted that the next day of defeat is difficult.
As for the racist hate messages received by some British internationals through social media, Southgate described them as unacceptable, while at the same time he said he was proud of the support of the vast majority of English fans.
Mourinho: "Saka should not have the whole of England on his back"
Jose Mourinho spoke about the selection of England players for the penalties, characterizing unfairly for a young man like Saka to execute the latter, emphasizing that some people hid ...
The Roma coach spoke to "talkSPORT" and stressed: "It is difficult and unfair to leave Saka last. It is too much for a child to have all of England on his back. But I do not know, this question should be asked to Gareth Southgate, because sometimes these players who should be there, on penalties, are not because they avoid responsibility. Some hid ... ".
The Portuguese also said: "I feel that Gareth is honest and protective towards his players, so he will not say anything that that player did not want to take a penalty. He will not expose them. Where was Rahim Sterling? Where was Stones? Lu So? Why didn't Henderson or Walker stay in the fight? It's difficult for Rasford and Sancho to get in and take the penalty, having touched the ball once. "Saka had the fate of the country on his back, it was too much."
Mancini with Premier League and Euro
Mancini has achieved something that no one else has done in the past.
In his first job in a national team, Roberto Mancini brought the Euro to Italy, writing his name in gold letters in the history of the Azzurri.
In addition, the Italian coach achieved something unique: He became the first coach to hold the Premier League and European Championship!
The 57-year-old voter had climbed to the top of England with Manchester City in 2012 and nine years later returned to the Island to conquer that of Europe ...
Wonderful Chiellini: "I also want to dedicate the trophy to Davide Astori"
Italy returned to Rome with the trophy and Giorgio Chiellini did not forget his friend Davide Astori.
Italy prevailed on penalties with 3-2 of England on penalties. Squadra Azzurri returned to Rome and in his statements the team leader did not forget his friend, Davide Astori, who passed away suddenly in March 2018.
Astori was a key member of the Italian national team, leader of Fiorentina and a friend of Giorgio Chiellini. The 36-year-old defender in his statements after the return of the mission stated:
"Mr President, I want to thank you and the millions of Italian fans. We dedicate the trophy to everyone who made us not feel alone on this journey. I also want to dedicate the trophy to Davide Astori, we would like to have him with us, he is always here in the thoughts and hearts of those who met him.
Matteo Beretini in recent weeks (reached the Wimbledon final) made us dream, we encouraged each other as if we were teammates. Do not stop, this makes us feel like brothers, ready for everything when our homeland invites us ".
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Rasford apologized for missing his penalty in the final.
He was one of the fatalists of England. The penalty kick against Italy stopped on the crossbar, with the "azuri" celebrating a little later the conquest of the Euro inside the "Wembley".
Marcus Rasford thinks again and again at that moment, when graffiti in his form in Wittington fell victim to vandals.
Only a few hours later, the vulgar expressions that had "pressed" part of him, were covered by hearts, flags and support notes.
The footballer himself ... apologized through social media, where he also published letters of support he received from children.
Among other things, he wrote that "a penalty was the only thing I was asked to contribute. I put a penalty in my sleep, why not that? The scene "plays" non-stop in my mind and there is probably no word to describe how I feel. Final, 55 years, a penalty, history. All I can say is sorry. I wish it had gone differently. As long as I continue to apologize, I want to honor my teammates. A fraternity has been built that does not break. Your success is mine, your failure is the same.
The messages I received today were incredibly positive and the reaction I saw to the graffiti in Widington made me sulk. I'm Marcus Rasford, 23, a black man from Widington and Widenso, South Manchester. "Even if I had nothing else, I have these."
De Atletico De Paul
Atletico Madrid announced the transfer of De Paul from Udinese.
A champion of South America, in the champion of Spain!
Atletico Madrid have announced the acquisition of Rodrigo De Paul, who is leaving Italy and Udinese for five years to play again in the Iberian Peninsula, returning after two years in Valencia between 2014 and 2016.
The 27-year-old midfielder signed a five-year contract with the "Rochiblancos", who allegedly spent 35 million euros to bring him to Madrid.
Last season, the Argentine had nine goals and eleven assists in 38 appearances with the "Friuliani".
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United and Real reached an agreement for Varane
Rafael Varane is expected to continue his career at Manchester United as the English seem to be a breath away from the final agreement with Real Madrid.
According to the "Manchester Evening News" newspaper, United and Real have reached an agreement for an amount close to 35 million pounds regarding the concession of the French international ace.
What remains is to find the "golden" cut between the English team and Varane, who initially asked for a contract with 200.000 pounds per week, something that was not accepted and now dropped their claims to 180.000 pounds. United, from the moment they agreed with Real, does not seem determined to lose the player, so logically a solution will be found in Varane's finances as well.