Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Rashford became one of England’s missed penalty takers. As a result of this failure, The Three Lions failed to win Euro 2020 after losing 2-3 to Italy.
The Manchester United striker is England’s third penalty taker after Harry Kane and Harry Maguire. The two kickers were successful in carrying out their duties.
Before kicking the penalty, Rashford first took a straight position with the ball and Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Rashford then moved to the left for a moment to kick the ball. When kicking, Rashford chose to flow the ball horizontally to the right side of the goal.
Rashford’s kick managed to outwit Donnarumma who moved to the left of the goal. However, his shot which was too curved made the ball hit the post and not enter the goal.
Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho are the other English players to miss a penalty in the Euro 2020 final. (AP/Paul Ellis)
Rashford’s style of kicking the penalty has drawn criticism from Premier League legends such as Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer.
“I never take penalties in that style, I always consider [gaya] took penalties, and a lot of the kickers did very well,” said Lampard Metro.
“But at the training ground behind closed doors, scramble it and wait [apa yang dilakukan Rashford] much easier. With the pressure in this game, it becomes more difficult,” said Lampard.
Meanwhile, Shearer highlighted one of Rashford’s fault points in taking the penalty. According to Shearer, Rashford’s eyes were not on the ball, but on Donnarumma.
“He saw [Donnarumma ke arah lain], and he just polished his balls too much, unfortunately he’s pulling [kakinya] too much,” Shearer said.
Apart from Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka also failed in the penalty shootout. England lost 2-4, so Italy won Euro 2020.
(sry / nva)