Southgate was one of the players who participated in the elimination of England in the semifinals of the 1996 Eucopa, failing the final penalty to meet the then finalist of the tournament.
Yesterday, on the same stage (Wembley), and in the same competition, the now British coach got his long-awaited revenge: he managed to eliminate the ‘mannschaft‘with goals from Sterling Y Kane, Y advance to quarterfinalsl, where they will be measured against Ukraine.
On nineteen ninety six, England was close to the final. Alan shearer opened the scoring against the Germans, who tied with a goal from Stefan Kuntz, and they had to define from the shots of the 12 steps.
After 4 shots per team, in which no one had missed their shot, it was the turn of Southgate, but his unlucky goalkeeper Andreas Köpke guessed his intentions and stopped the shote, so that later Andreas Möller gave the place to the final to the Germans, who would win the continental trophy from the Czech Republic.
Today, after 25 years, Southgate has his redemptionn, and can sing, with the rest of the English fans “Football is coming home …”
For Joseph Hauser, from FUTBOXMEDIA