WE CAN DO BETTER
By Michael Benson
7th September 2019,
Gareth Southgate described England’s performance against Bulgaria as ‘okay’ after his side ran out 4-0 winners on Saturday.
The Three Lions moved back to the top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group with the win, and everything is looking harmonious within the camp.
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However, the manager opted not to publicly score his side’s showing out of ten and instead stated that they can be better.
“We were okay,” he exclusively told Nigel Adderley.
“At times some really exciting attacking play.
“Generally speaking, fairly solid defensively, but definitely room for improvement.”
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Harry Kane took home the match ball Southgate did give special praise to two men though – hat-trick hero Harry Kane and other goalscorer Raheem Sterling.
The manager added: “I thought Raheem was a real thorn in their side all afternoon.
“In particular in the first half, he was the one with the real spark and looked the biggest threat for us.
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Raheem Sterling got the third “It was his willingness to chase and press the opposition that led to Harry’s first goal.
“Then our speed on the break and our counter-attacks really got him the two penalties.
“And when he’s taking them, you’re always as assured as you can be at any moment.”