Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah reacts to England’s Euros under-21 heartbreak


Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah has taken to Instagram to react as England under-21s were dumped out of the European Under-21 Championship this evening.

While the young Lions secured a 2-1 win over Croatia, it was not enough as they needed to win by two clear goals in order to progress to the quarter-finals.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side suffered costly defeats to Portugal and Switzerland in their first two Group D games, and they had to beat Croatia by two goals and hope that the Swiss would lose to the Portuguese.

The Croats secured a place in the last-eight of the competition due to a superior goal difference, and the result left Nketiah heartbroken.

The Gunners academy graduate won a penalty for his side 12 minutes into the game, going down under the challenge of Bartol Franjic in the box.

Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze scored the spot-kick to give England the perfect start, and Liverpool’s Curtis Jones doubled his side’s lead with 16 minutes to play.

However, Little full-back Bradaric pulled a goal back for Croatia in the 91st-minute, leaving Nketiah and his teammates disappointed.

The Arsenal forward took to Instagram to react thus after the game:

Arsenal resumes Premier League action this weekend with a clash against Liverpool, and Nketiah will be hoping to be involved.

The 21-year-old has started just three Premier League games this season, coming off the bench 11 times.

He has a league goal and an assist to his name and has played just nine minutes in the EPL in 2021.



Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com