GARETH Southgate describes his turmoil after his penalty miss ended England’s Euro ’96 dream.
The England boss was discussing mental health with Prince William for his Heads Up charity.
He said the failure “still lives” with him and felt “remorse, regret and responsibility”.
And he revealed Stuart Pearce, who missed a penalty at Italia ’90, gave him words of advice on what to expect in the Wembley changing rooms after the match.
Speaking about the semi-final miss, he said: “You walk away from the stadium feeling that ultimately you are the person who is responsible for that finishing.
“I never felt anger, actually I just felt regret, remorse, responsibility.
“To a small degree that still lives with me, to have failed under pressure, under that huge spotlight is hard professionally to take.
“It’s tough because even now I still have regrets for the team I played with. So although I’ve had elements of resurrection and redemption, the team I played with missed the opportunity to win a major tournament and those guys didn’t get another chance.
“The reality is, we have to face those things, and we can’t hide from them.
“I can’t hide from the fact that happened.”
The Sun revealed yesterday Southgate, 49, gave penalty lessons to his local team Harrogate Town ahead of their National League play-off semi-finals.
Today’s cup final has been named Heads Up FA Cup after William’s mental health initiative.
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