Roy Keane was on ITV Sport after England lost to Italy in the Euros final and believes that Sterling and Grealish should have stepped up before Saka for the Penalty. Grealish did hit back and clarify the situation;
I said I wanted to take one!!!!
The gaffer has made so many right decisions through this tournament and he did tonight! But I won’t have people say that I didn’t want to take a peno when I said I will… https://t.co/3mBpKyMoUV
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) July 12, 2021
Trevor Sinclair the former England player was talking on talkSPORT: “As we all know, Roy Keane has got an opinion and he does give out critiques to players as a former player and it’s an opinionated sport. But you can’t just accept that knowing it’s not the truth.
“I feel he (Grealish) has every right to defend himself.
“Roy Keane’s not privileged, we are not privileged at talkSPORT to know what’s going on in those meetings when they’re talking about penalties.
“I believe Jack. I don’t think he’s a shrinking violet. He’s a player who steps up to the plate. When you want to make a name for yourself, that’s when you step up.
“Unfortunately, I do believe Gareth Southgate has picked Saka, he trusts him and that’s out of Jack’s control. I think he’s well within his rights to defend himself and I certainly am one to believe him.
“I think with Roy Keane, with the fact Jack Grealish left the Irish squad, went to the English squad, I think there’s a little bit of sour grapes there personally.”