“The pressure is very high.” Gareth Southgate explained why the England team is not playing spectacular football

“The pressure is very high.” Gareth Southgate explained why the England team is not playing spectacular football

Head coach of the national team England about football Gareth Southgate explained why his team did not show the most spectacular match of the European Championship.

On Saturday, England beat Switzerland (1:1, 5:3 on penalties) and reached the semi-finals of EURO 2024 in Germany. For Southgate, this match was his 100th in charge of the English team.

In the semi-finals, England will face the Netherlands on July 10. Many pundits criticize Southgate for the fact that his team plays boring football.

— We always try to play with the ball. In football, there is always an opponent who tries to stop you. These are not ordinary football matches: this is a tournament for national teams where the pressure is very high. And at the heart of it all are the youngsters. Our team is under enormous pressure from the beginning, our players handle it well. We have not scored many goals yet, but again, we have played three teams who had five defenders against us. These teams were very organised in defence. Because of the quality of the grass, the pitch is sticky, an extra touch of the ball is sometimes necessary. As a result, free space is lost. It is not so easy, but we are in our third semi-final of the last four major tournaments. It is a very good achievement,” Southgate was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

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Source : MatchTV

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