(Reuters) – England’s hopes of profitable a primary main trophy in 55 years resulted in heartbreak with their shootout defeat to Italy within the Euro 2020 last and the anguish was plastered throughout the pages of Monday’s newspapers, with the Impartial’s “Tears for heroes” headline summing up the sentiment.
Italy received their first European Championship since 1968 after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka didn’t beat Gianluigi Donnarumma within the shootout.
“All of it ends in tears,” learn the entrance web page of the Each day Mail, whereas the Each day Telegraph led with “The last word agony … penalties heartbreak once more” alongside a photograph of coach Gareth Southgate consoling Saka, who missed the fifth spot kick.
“England have been bringing it, because the track says, dwelling,” wrote Martin Samuel within the Each day Mail. “Dwelling to a euphoric Wembley.
“That dream, sadly, was to not be. For whereas the denouement was painful, what preceded was only a plain outdated recreation of soccer.”
Whereas there was disappointment over England’s defeat, there was additionally reward for Southgate — as soon as the face of English failure for his personal penalty miss at Euro 96 — and his workforce.
“There will probably be ache in defeat,” wrote Barney Ronay within the Guardian. “Down the years moments resembling these have been met with a reflex splurge of blame, harm, recrimination, tears, hurled plastic chairs.
“However this was one thing else. For the final 4 weeks, and past that again to the sun-drenched pantomime of Russia 2018, Southgate’s superb, likeable younger workforce has been a tonic, his readability, decency and willingness to talk throughout soccer an uplifting factor at a time of dissonance and weak management elsewhere.”
(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Modifying by Peter Rutherford)