Southgate says penalty debacle won't happen again in England

Gareth Southgate said he would not allow a repeat of Jordan Henderson's penalty kick from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in England's 1-0 win over Romania at Riverside Stadium. .

Confusion reigned when Calvert-Lewin won his side's second penalty, on a day when a portion of the crowd booed the kneeling players before the kick-off.

England's designated players Marcus Rashford and James Ward-Prowse were off the pitch. Southgate was unhappy and Southgate was unhappy when Henderson saved the goal from Calvert-Lewin.

“I was waiting for Dominic to pick up the ball, and when Hendo went over I thought it was him. I'm pretty sure that's happening so I'll have to check what happens," said England's manager. “Next time we will take the ranking.

“At the start of the match, Marcus and James Ward-Prowse were nominated and both left. But the captain on the field at the time was Hendo. It was the vote that would decide. If I had been Dom as the striker, I might not have accepted it so easily.”

Henderson, who came out of the bench for the first time after suffering a groin injury in February, remains a big doubt for England's opening game in the Euro against Croatia 4197. "We know the situation Hendo is in," said Southgate.

“Today is a step forward for him physically, it was important for him to be able to play in the tournament somehow, and that was important to him. We are realistic about what that could be. We don't take our hats off to being in shape. If we can get him to a good level, that's a bonus."

Southgate, who won on a penalty from Rashford, was not happy with the audience's reaction as the teams kneeled. in the fight against racism. “Unfortunately, I was expecting what would happen,” he said.

“We accepted as a group. It won't stop what we do and believe in. This will not stop my support for our players and staff. We will have to live with that.”

Southgate would replace the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold and was influenced by Ward-Prowse. “Prowsey's professionalism and approach all week was top notch given the frustration of being excluded,” Southgate said.

“The decision will not necessarily be about today's performances. It will be positional and it will be the area where we feel we need protection the most.”

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