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After Missing A Penalty In The Euro 2020 Final Kylian Mbappe Texted Marcus Rashford

According to reports, Kylian Mbappe has reached out to Marcus Rashford to express his sympathies following his penalty miss in the Euro 2020 final.

Rashford was one of several Three Lions players who failed to score in Sunday’s Wembley showdown against Italy, as Gareth Southgate’s side fell short of ending a 55-year wait for a major prize at the final hurdle.

Mbappe also experienced Euro 2020 spot-kick misery this summer, missing France’s game-winning penalty in their last-16 loss to Switzerland last month.

On the sole missed attempt in the shootout, the PSG forward’s strike was stopped by Yann Sommer.

Marcus Rashford (right) received a message from Kylian Mbappe (left) following England’s Euro 2020 final shootout loss to Italy on Sunday. Mbappe himself failed to score from 12 yards in France’s last-16 loss to Switzerland last month. According to The Athletic, Mbappe messaged Rashford after the Wembley final to offer his support and advice for the Manch.

Rashford was introduced in the final minute of extra time to attempt a penalty kick, but his effort hit the outside of the post before Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka both missed from 12 yards.

Following the final, the trio was subjected to horrific racial abuse from some spectators, which the FA, Gareth Southgate, and Harry Kane, along with other voices in the football community, all denounced on Monday.

In the hours after the final, a mural of Rashford in Greater Manchester was destroyed, but people rallied by covering the graffiti with expressions of support for the striker.

Rashford’s Greater Manchester mural was destroyed, but supportive remarks overshadowed the vandalism. In an emotional Instagram post on Monday night, the 23-year-old striker apologized to England supporters for his penalty miss and stated that the positive acts in Greater Manchester had moved him to tears.

‘I don’t even know how to put into words how I’m feeling at this exact time,’ Rashford, 23, said on Twitter on Monday night.

I’d had a terrible season and was certainly lacking in confidence going into the final.

‘I’ve always been confident in my ability to score a penalty, but something didn’t feel quite right this time.’

‘I was trying to save time during the extended build-up, but the end product was not what I had hoped for.’

I felt as if I had betrayed my teammates.

I’d only been asked to contribute a penalty for the team.

Why not that one? I can score penalties in my sleep.

On Monday, Rashford apologized for missing the penalty on social media, saying, ‘It’s been playing over in my brain — there’s probably not a phrase to describe how it feels.’

It’s been 55 years.

There is one punishment.

All I can say is that I’m sorry.

I wish things had turned out differently.

‘As I continue to apologize, I’d like to recognize my teammates.’

Unbreakable brotherhood has been established.

Your accomplishments are my accomplishments.

‘Your failures are mine,’ said the apology, echoing Mbappe’s social media statement following his penalty miss against the Swiss, in which the 22-year-old claimed he would not be sleeping after the tournament.

The French forward wrote, ‘Very difficult to flip the page.’

‘The disappointment is palpable after this defeat; we were unable to achieve our goal.’

‘I’m sorry for this penalty,’ Mbappe said, revealing he would be losing sleep over his mistake, which knocked France out of Euro 2020.

I tried but failed to assist the team.

Sleep will be difficult to come by, but it is the ups and downs of this sport that I adore.

‘I realize you’re disappointed, but I still want to thank you for your continued support and belief in us.’

‘The most important thing is to get even stronger in preparation for the next deadlines.’

‘Congratulations and good luck to Switzerland,’ said Rashford’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, adding that despite his penalty miss, Rashford will continue to volunteer to take penalties for the Red Devils this season.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinks Rashford will continue to volunteer for penalties at Manchester United. ‘You know the thing is, when you walk up to take a penalty, I think you’ve already won,’ Solskjaer told the Manchester United media team.

‘You’ve accepted the challenge, and I’m sure many of the players are hoping I don’t take a penalty.’

So I think stepping up and saying, “I’ll deal with it, and the repercussions,” is a tremendous character attribute.

‘You might be the hero or the one who gets left behind.’

That’s how football works.

You learn from it and will undoubtedly return stronger.

‘At this club, at least, I haven’t seen many people lay down and declare that they will no longer take penalties.’

I’m sure Marcus will raise his hand and say he’d like to take one for us.’

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