Sir Hugh Robertson, who is the chairman of the honours committee, attempted to justify the determination when requested why the entire crew were being not recognised. He explained: “The technique that we’ve attempted to consider with this is when we have these functions there is a hazard in form of carpet bombing the entire squad simply because then you get men and women who’ve accomplished five minutes on the pitch and get an award. So what we’ve tried to do is stick to the principle of the honours which is to recognise excellence and to recognise amazing contributions.”
Some ended up not pleased with the clarification though, with Day by day Mail reporter Dominic King labelling it nonsense: “If Gareth Southgate’s squad had received the Globe Cup, each and every member would have bought the recognition in the honours record. It is puzzling, then, why every member of Sarina Wiegman’s squad hasn’t been honoured. Sir Hugh Robertson’s explanation for the exclusivity is nonsense, too,” he wrote.
In spite of some statements, the Telegraph noted previous 12 months that only Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate would’ve obtained honours experienced they gained the Euro 2020 closing from Italy.