Gareth Southgate: I think compared to Russia there is a different mentality

"I don’t know if we are ahead of where we were last summer [at Euro 2020] but definitely we are pleased"

by Sead Dedovic
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Gareth Southgate: I think compared to Russia there is a different mentality

Gareth Southgate showed that he is a great coach after his team won 3:0 over Wales last night. This reminds many of 2018 and the World Cup, but Southgate believes that his team is mentally even stronger than in Russia. “I think compared to Russia there is a different mentality to the group, there’s more belief,” said England manager Southgate, as quoted by eurosport.com
“Our objectives are different.

In Russia we were just thinking about could we win a knockout game, there’s more expectation now but more confidence and experience in big matches.
I don’t know if we are ahead of where we were last summer [at Euro 2020] but definitely we are pleased that the first objective we set out to do has been achieved.
The spirit of the team is good.

We have got most of the group on the pitch which is fabulous for the dynamic of the group, and no yellow cards as well, which is a really good position for us”. After the first half, Southgate motivated the players in a great way, but he also changed certain things.

Everything turned out great. "Watching lots of games the big players have stepped up. And our forwards didn't do that in the first half but in the second half they really did,” said Southgate.
"You need goals from all areas.

It is a problem for opposition if the threat is coming from other areas of the pitch. It is competition for places and people have to deliver”.

Gareth Southgate on Marcus Rashford

Gareth is happy for Marcus Rashford who scored 2 goals.

Rashford is expected to continue like this. "You can see with his club there have been happiness in his performances. We have a different version completely to the player we had in the Euros last summer." England is one of the serious candidates for winning this World Cup.

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