Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
10:14 PM 11th July 2021

Heartache For England As Italy Wins On Penalties

So Italy did it. But our England players can hold their heads up high.

Heartache for our English team. This was a young English team and they will grow and come back again. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was excellent.

There's next year's World Cup to look forward to and we have a team that will grow in strength.

It's so cruel when it comes down to penalties.

Italy has won 34 games in a row and they probably had the edge over England but our boys did well and should be warmly congratulated for lifting our spirits and playing so well.

Thank you England. We are proud of you.

Our match report will follow soon.