Matt Le Tissier points out simple flaw in Alvaro Morata's penalty technique as Spain star says 'we deserved more'

MATT LE TISSIER revealed where Alvaro Morata went wrong with his crucial penalty miss.

The Spain striker saw his effort saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the semi-final shootout at Wembley last night.

It proved a crucial miss as Jorginho coolly rolled in the winning spot-kick to send Italy into Sunday night's Euro 2020 final.

But Le Tissier posted on Twitter to share the simple flaw in Morata's penalty technique.

The ex-Southampton hero took a photo on his TV at home of the Juventus man shaping up to take his shot.

But as he is about to kick the ball, Morata has his head down and therefore does not see that Donnarumma has already committed to diving to his left.

Morata went the same way and saw his effort beaten away.

Le Tiss – who knows a thing or two about taking a penalty, scoring 47 of 48 during his career – said: "If Morata gets his head up a little before striking the ball he’d have been able to see the keeper was only going one way."

Ian Wright also felt the striker's body language was not good enough in the build-up to his penalty.

The Arsenal legend said: "When he walked up to it he was looking down.


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"When you do that run-up, I thought he was too straight on it so when you open your body up there’s only one place he can go.

"Look at the size of that keeper. You have to literally send him the wrong way to beat him unless you get it right in the side-netting and that’s nowhere near it.

"You can see when he walked up to it I said I do not fancy him. I would not have had him taking one.

"I don’t think he’s in the frame of mind to go an take a penalty of that importance at this stage he should not have been taking it."

Morata went from hero to zero for Spain last night.

Brought on as a sub after being dropped by Luis Enrique, he tucked in the equaliser ten minutes from time after a neat one-two with Dani Olmo to send the game into extra-time.

Morata celebrated by grabbing the camera behind the goal and shoving his face into the lens before doing his trademark knee-slide move.

But the two who combined for the goal were the two who missed in the shootout as the 2008 and 2012 champs crashed out.

Morata took to Instagram to thank the fans for their support and insisted his country were hard done by after dominating possession and the shot count.

The former Chelsea flop wrote: "This group deserved more, much more. Like all of Spain, it was also my dream, our dream.

"I can only say that I am proud to have been part of this team. To those who have believed in us, THANK YOU.

"Football can sometimes be very tough. Long live Spain."

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