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Sancho makes England statement ahead of Man Utd switch

England star Jadon Sancho has revealed his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final loss to Italy was the 'worst feeling of my career'.

The winger was one of three England stars - alongside Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka - to miss his spot kick in the shootout at Wembley.

"I've had a couple of days to reflect on Sunday's final and still feel a mix of emotions," Sancho posted on social media.

"I would like to say sorry to all my team-mates, coaching staff and most of all the fans who I let down. This is by far the worst feeling I've felt in my career. It's hard to even put into words the real feeling, but there were so many positives to take away from this tournament though the defeat will hurt for a long time.

"My first thought before going into any football match is always: 'How can I help my team? How am I going to assist? How am I going to score? How am I going to create chances?' And that's exactly what I wanted to do with that penalty, help the team.

"I was ready and confident to take it, these are the moment's you dream of as a kid, it is why I play football. These are the pressured situations you want to be under as a footballer. I've scored penalties before at club level, I've practiced them countless times for both club and country so I picked my corner but it just wasn't meant to be this time.

"We all had the same ambitions and objectives. We wanted to bring the trophy home.

"This has been one of the most enjoyable camps I've been part of in my career so far, the togetherness of the team has been unmatched, a real family on and off the pitch."

Sancho completed a medical with Manchester United this week ahead of his £73m switch from Borussia Dortmund.


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