And we all knew England were ultra defensive, but 1 shot on target over 118 minutes after the first goal was scored is abysmal. Southgate now has a year to work on mixing his ultra negative style with some attacking flair, if he even wants to.
He's starting tactic was fine, problem was he didn't change tactics when Italy did
Also Grealish did nothing when he came on and hid behind a 19 year old on the pens
He's a very good player, but ffs he's not Zidane
Rashford and Sancho should have had at least 10 minutes game time to warm up
I don’t know if Euros like it the way it is or not. One suggestion would be instead of penalty kicks maybe do corner kicks until one team scores.A fucking dreadful way to decide a tournament.
They should just continue playing extra periods until one team wins.
He's obviously going to front up for his player, that's what leaders do, they rather fail before others, there's a reason a cb who's not a penalty taker took the second one. The manager gives it to the players that volunteer, if Grealish wanted it, he would have said no I'm a club captain and a boy isn't taking front of me, and that would be that, he clearly did not. In fact it was on camera southgate asking Grealish if he will take one (to Which he replied yh) you only ask the sudden death penalty takers because they haven't volunteered
He decided the order and, from what I've gathered, Grealish was not happy at Cuntgate dumping him well down the list.
I don't think southgate wilted under pressure at allWe were dominated from about 15 minutes in Italy adapted during the game TBH they should have won the game before 90 minutes.
Southgate is such a poor coach his man management skills are fantastic but his coaching ability is limited he proved this last night. Mancini adjusted on the fly made better substitutes while Southgate just let the game go by.
Southgate had good options on the bench but he is so handbrake on no adventure or ambition to attack when it's needed.
Gutted we lost but surprised as soon as the pressure is on Southgate wilted.