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“Where was Luke Shaw? – Mourinho blasts England senior players

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Roma coach Jose Mourinho blasted England’s senior players after their penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the final of Euro 2020..




Mourinho has hit out at England’s senior stars for a failure to step up in the pivotal final moment against Italy in Sunday night’s Euro 2020 penalty shootout.

The decisive kick fell to Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka who stepped up and failed to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma, but Mourinho insists a more experienced player should have shouldered responsibility.

Speaking on TalkSport after the defeat to the Azzurri, Mourinho said: “In this situation, where was Raheem Sterling? Where was John Stones?

“Where was Luke Shaw? Why didn’t Jordan Henderson or Kyle Walker stay on the pitch?

“I think it’s too much for a kid to have everything on his shoulders in this moment, but I don’t know, I have to ask that question to Gareth because many times what happens is that players who should be there are not there, players who should be there, they run away from the responsibility.

“And because I feel Gareth is such an honest guy and is so protective of his players, I don’t believe Gareth would ever say if ‘Player A’ or ‘Player B’ ran away or hid or said they were not ready to take one.”

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