The men of Andriy Shevchenko paid dearly for the defense of a second goal against the Three Lions, according to the big football division in Africa
Ukraine’s exit from the Euro 2020 series was imminent after conceding a second goal in their 4-0 defeat to England, according to former Nigerian international Joseph Yobo.
Thanks to Harry Kane’s fourth minute attack, the Three Lions took a slim 1-0 lead at halftime of the quarterfinals.
They doubled their lead in the 46th minute after Harry Maguire rose above his markers to head Luke Shaw’s free-kick past goalkeeper Georgi Bushchan.
Kane completed his prop four minutes later, while Jordan Henderson added the fourth to propel Gareth Southgate’s team into the final four.
After the match, former center-backs Olympique Marseille and Everton expressed their disillusionment over the deadly defense of Andriy Shevchenko’s men.
He further claims that the second goal conceded by Ukraine confirmed their place in the European competition.
“The second goal is the goal I’m disappointed with – because in football goals change the game,” Yobo said SuperSport.
As a defender, I was taught to stay in the game at all times. Mistakes can be made, but then, that second goal at that important time [changed everything].
‘They are professionals, they have fought so hard to get to this level, so there was no need to be complacent or relaxed.
‘They were meant to come into the game to put even more pressure on the English team and not to sit back, but we did not see that happen and they conceded the second goal just two minutes into the second half. .
‘It was very disappointing because for me I said at that stage that a game is over because you can not be two-zero against a better team like England and expect a return from a team that the Ukrainians today had not. They did not really come to the party. ”
“We have not seen much of them, and especially if it does not happen, they will have to defend.
‘You have to clear your lines, steer the ball, do what you have to do and hope for a break somehow. But we did not see them defend or attack, it was just England. ”
Following this result, Southgate’s England will now take on Denmark in their semi-final at Wembley on Wednesday – with the winner battling it out in the final against Italy or Spain.