GARETH Southgate must still have nightmares to this day.

The Euro 96 semi-final between England and Germany went all the way to a penalty shoot-out, which predictably Germany won. Well, they always do, don’t they?

England’s talismanic striker and now Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer had headed his side into a third-minute lead and pandemonium duly ensued.

But Germany, so resilient at major tournaments, hit back when Stefan Kuntz equalised shortly afterwards.

Thereafter it was a game of nip and tuck although there was that heart-stopping moment when we thought Paul Gascoigne was going to win it, only for him to fail to make contact with a gaping goal ahead of him.

Then it came to penalties. Those in pubs across the country and sitting at home crossed their fingers, hugged and prayed. Except God wasn’t listening. When Southgate, born and bred in Crawley, stepped up the nation held its collective breath. Southgate missed. Germany didn’t. Game over.

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