Soccer News: Rashford wants to recover Euro 2020 World Cup penalties

    Marcus Rashford hopes he will have a chance to make amends after missing a penalty in England’s final defeat to Italy at the European Championship during the World Cup.

    The Manchester United striker was one of three players from Gareth Southgate’s team who failed to beat Gianluigi Donnarumma from a point in the shootout, along with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

    The trio were then subjected to racist abuse on social media, but that didn’t stop them from playing for the Three Lions if needed in Qatar.

    “Racism is not good to experience as a person, but it is not good to see someone go through it. [It’s] rather disappointment. You are disappointed that people have such views,” he said.

    “And the main reason is that you don’t have those views of anyone else, regardless of their race or religion. It’s rather disappointing that people think about it instead of talking about it.

    “I have not scored a penalty. You never want to miss a penalty, it’s a great opportunity for forwards especially to score goals and obviously it’s a big deal.

    “As a person, I have always felt comfortable and enjoyed the important moments, so I hope I get another penalty in the tournament. I’m looking forward to it.”

    England were booed after a goalless draw with the United States last time but they are on the cusp of qualifying for the play-offs – just a four-goal loss to Wales in the final is enough to send them home.

    Rashford is confident that England will do what is required and “leave everything in the field” against Wales.

    “It’s not often that I go away with England and feel like we’re going to lose. I think that as a team we are very strong,” he added.

    “The cohesiveness is really high and that’s an important feature that Gareth highlights.

    “This is something we have been working on and it has improved over time. But as I said, the main reason we are in the position we are in is because we have good players who are willing to work for each other and give their all on the field.

    “In the next game, we will definitely try to do it.”

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