GARETH Southgate describes his turmoil after his penalty miss ended England’s Euro ’96 dream.
The England boss was discussing mental health with Prince William for his Heads Up charity.
Gareth Southgate told of the turmoil of missing the Euro ’96 shootout penalty, while discussing mental health with Prince William for his Heads Up charityCredit: Kensington Palace
England boss Gareth talks about feelings of ‘remorse and regret’ after the penalty miss
He said the failure “still lives” with him and felt “remorse, regret and responsibility”.
And he revealed Stuart Pearce, who missed a penalty at Italia ’90, gave him words of advice on what to expect in the Wembley changing rooms after the match.
Speaking about the semi-final miss, he said: “You walk away from the stadium feeling that ultimately you are the person who is responsible for that finishing.
Gareth also shared his feelings of how the penalty miss has affected him to this day
Gareth told Prince William that he still lives with feelings of ‘regret and remorse’Credit: PA:Press Association
“I never felt anger, actually I just felt regret, remorse, responsibility.
“To a small degree that still lives with me, to have failed under pressure, under that huge spotlight is hard professionally to take.
“It’s tough because even now I still have regrets for the team I played with. So although I’ve had elements of resurrection and redemption, the team I played with missed the opportunity to win a major tournament and those guys didn’t get another chance.
“The reality is, we have to face those things, and we can’t hide from them.
Prince William speaking to current England star Harry KaneCredit: AFP
Prince William and Gareth were chatting about the royal’s Heads Up charity
“I can’t hide from the fact that happened.”
The Sun revealed yesterday Southgate, 49, gave penalty lessons to his local team Harrogate Town ahead of their National League play-off semi-finals.
Today’s cup final has been named Heads Up FA Cup after William’s mental health initiative.
Jermaine Jenas, Peter Crouch, Darren Bent, Gareth Southgate, Prince William and Thierry Henry
Today’s cup final has been named Heads Up FA Cup after William’s mental health initiativeCredit: AFP
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