Southgate Take Responsibility For England

Ronaldo7June 19, 2021

LONDON: England manager Gareth Southgate has taken responsibility for his side’s failure to seal victory over Scotland after a goalless draw in Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium.

The Three Lions squad is still on track to advance to the top 16 of Group D but will need to show improvement proving their status as the team of choice.

“I think it was a disappointing night, we knew we could play better.

“The whole team has to look back at what happened starting with me, we have to get better. We didn’t do enough to win the match.

“There’s not a lot of trying to create a network. We have to improve it,” Southgate said.

Southgate made a bold decision when replacing team captain Harry Kane in the final 15 minutes in England’s quest for goal.

However, Marcus Rashford who came in to replace Kane struggled to make an impact with Scotland managed to grab their first point in European competition in the last 25 years.

“We need more runs. I feel Rashford is capable of doing the job. We have to make this decision based on what we see,” Southgate added.

England now have to beat the Czech Republic, early on Wednesday morning, Malaysia’s time to emerge Group D champions but are expected to have no problem advancing to the knockout round with four points being collected so far after two matches.