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Southgate says qualification is important.

Southgate urge England to focus on semifinal.

Gareth Southgate has stated that it is important not too lose shape while playing than been desperate of getting a win after a goalless draw with Scotland.

England head coach Gareth Southgate has stated that qualification in the ongoing tournament is the most important thing.

The three Lion played a goalless draw with Scotland at the Wembley stadium after England’s attacker found it difficult to located the back of the net.

Southgate stated while speaking with the media that it seams very difficult to abandon the plan in the last 15 minutes of the game.

Southgate on securing an important point.

He believes that securing a point and qualifying for the next round of the Euro 2020 is very important than loosing focus for a vital win against Scotland.

“It feels difficult in the last 15 minutes of a game like tonight where fans are desperate for you to go forward and abandon shape, because it’s Scotland, Southgate said.

“It feels like a unique occasion, but we have to still approach it that a point is still an important step towards qualification, which ultimately is the first objective for us.

“It’s easy to gamble towards the end, and lose shape, and then end up losing the game in the last five minutes, then you’re kicking yourself for not managing the tournament. I understand we’re at Wembley, we wanted to win, but in the context of the tournament qualification is the most important thing.

The England head coach admits that they didn’t hit the level they wanted in the in the game and have to accept whatever comes their way.

 on supporting the players.

He further stated that they need to get behind the players and support them as most of them are novice in a game like this.

“It’s a game where we didn’t hit the levels we wanted to, or need to, and have to accept whatever comes our way, I’ll have to accept whatever comes my way, I totally understand that, but what we need to do is make sure we get behind the players.

“There’s a lot of young players who need the support of everybody – most of them haven’t been involved in a game like that before, they’ll learn a lot and bounce back from it, but they need everybody behind them.”

Sportscliffs

Skysports

 

Southgate urge England to focus on semifinal.
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