Southgate coy on penalty publicly
The penalty which decided the match between England and Denmark has brought with it much controversy.
Many have been quick to try and point out why it was or was not a spot kick.
The outcome was of course Kasper Schmeichel saving Kane’s initial kick before the Spurs forward put home the rebound.
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 7, 2021
England manager Gareth Southgate said that he ‘hadn’t really seen the penalty situation’ after the match, remaining as out of the know as possible.
“I saw the [extra] ball on the pitch so I wasn’t sure how that would be dealt with,” said Southgate.
“But, I saw a game in England where that happened and the goal wasn’t disallowed.
“I haven’t really seen the penalty situation, but a lot of people have asked me the same question [if it was harsh on Denmark].”
However, one journalist has claimed that he spoke with Southgate recently and got his true thoughts.
Southgate text reveals penalty thoughts
Danish journalist Andreas Kraul has claimed that he spoke with Gareth Southgate via text and revealed that the England manager had said he felt that it was a “soft” penalty and that England “got a little lucky with the penalty.”
— Andreas Kraul (@KraulDR) July 10, 2021
In the replies to the tweet, some have pointed out that is is odd to reveal a personal conversation with Southgate.
Er det god stil at offentliggøre personlig korrespondance? Slet ikke hvis man gemmer sig bag det danske sprogs ubetydelighed. Undskyld, hvis jeg tager på vej, men …
— Niels Wium Olesen (@niels_wium) July 10, 2021
It is easy to imagine the England manager will be careful in future about sharing information with Kraul if this indeed true.