Gareth Southgate has admitted he is considering practicing penalty-shootouts before England travel to Russia for next year’s World Cup.
The Three Lions have a horror record from the spot-kick in big tournaments, having lost seven matches from 12 yards out.
Southgate knows better than most. His effort at Euro96 saw England eliminated by Germany at the semi-final stage, and the now-England boss says it may be time to work on the situation in training.
“It’s something that we are considering and how we prepare best for penalty shoot-outs,” he said.
“Whether that’s something on the training ground, whether that’s in sessions we do away from the training ground or something we do in some sort of match scenario, we’ve not finalised things like that yet. But clearly that is an option.”