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Category: Gareth Southgate

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Raheem Sterling supplies catharsis in England’s sun-kissed reemergence | Barney Ronay

Returning crowds supplied a boisterous human touch to an encouraging Euro 2020 opener for Gareth Southgate’s teamAnd, breathe. It was tight, slow-burn and even a little angsty at times. But as the final whistle blew a great rolling cheer came crackling…

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Local hero Raheem Sterling gets England off to winning start at Euro 2020

Manchester City forward grew up near Wembley StadiumEngland win opening Euros match for the first timeRaheem Sterling grew up so close to Wembley Stadium that he describes it as his “back garden”. On Sunday afternoon, under blazing sunshine and in fron…

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‘A great start’: Sterling stars in England’s opening victory over Croatia – video

England’s Euro 2020 campaign got off to a good start with a 1-0 victory over Croatia at Wembley. A goal from Raheem Sterling was the difference after a superb pass from Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips. ‘It’s a great start’ said man of the match, Raheem …

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Respect players taking the knee and do not boo, FA urges

Calls for unity over anti-racism before the start of England’s Euro 2020 campaignThe Football Association has called for unity before the start of England’s Euro 2020 campaign and urged supporters not to boo the team for taking the knee before their ga…

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Gareth Southgate and England have become victims of the blame game

There is a schism between players, manager and the team’s core fanbase but a win against Croatia may buy some goodwill“These were the new horror days of a nation that was all played out, a nation of riot and yobbery, a nation with a ridiculous governme…

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Gareth Southgate to put balance before ‘fantasy’ in England side for Croatia

Raheem Sterling could feature in a 4-3-3 at Euro 2020 openerSteve Holland says formation could change during gameGareth Southgate has no intention of picking a “fantasy football” line-up at Euro 2020 and is preparing to omit a couple of fan favourites …

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Formation, full-backs, Grealish: big calls facing Southgate for Euro 2020

We outline six key decisions England’s manager must make before his team start their tournament against Croatia It wouldn’t be a major tournament without an England player struggling to prove his fitness. Harry Maguire is in the David Beckham role this…

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Attacking rarely wins international prizes now so what will Southgate do?

Functional football has broadly brought success since Spain’s more proactive European Championship triumph of 2012International football is different. It’s not like club football. It has gone from being the highest form of the game – the stage on which…

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Attacking rarely wins international prizes now so what will Southgate do?

Functional football has broadly brought success since Spain’s more proactive European Championship triumph of 2012International football is different. It’s not like club football. It has gone from being the highest form of the game – the stage on which…

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Southgate needs to find right moments to let England’s young stars off leash | Karen Carney

Foden, Mount, Sancho and co have enjoyed incredible seasons but they will need guidance at their first major tournamentGareth Southgate has arguably the most exciting array of young English talent available to a national team manager at a major tournam…

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England must choose between pace and technique in their forward planning | Barney Ronay

The speed of Sterling and Rashford had seemed the default option in support of Kane, but can Southgate afford to leave the skills of Foden and Grealish on the substitutes’ bench?Welcome to the month of living dangerously. At the end of the strangest, m…

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Boris Johnson refuses to condemn fans booing England taking the knee

PM sends conflicting message over England’s anti-racism stanceJohnson urges ‘whole country’ to get behind team at Euro 2020Boris Johnson has said he wants the “whole country” to get behind the England team but has refused to condemn those who booed pla…

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Euro 2020: can Southgate’s England take it one step further? – video preview

Gareth Southgate’s England will be hoping to take it one step further as they go into Euro 2020 as one of the favourites. The question is whether the manager will favour his tried and trusted – Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford – or wheth…

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Next time we ‘pull rank’ says unhappy Southgate after England penalty fiasco

Manager surprised to see Henderson step up against RomaniaExpresses ‘sadness’ at booing of players taking the kneeGareth Southgate has said that he will not allow a repeat of the episode that saw Jordan Henderson take penalty duties away from Dominic C…

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Next time we ‘pull rank’ says unhappy Southgate after England penalty fiasco

Manager surprised to see Henderson step up against RomaniaExpresses ‘sadness’ at booing of players taking the kneeGareth Southgate has said that he will not allow a repeat of the episode that saw Jordan Henderson take penalty duties away from Dominic C…

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Gareth Southgate welcomes Henderson return but Maguire doubts remain

England manager admits Harry Maguire selection is a riskJordan Henderson set for first game since FebruaryJordan Henderson is in line for his first action since February when England play Romania in their final warm-up game for Euro 2020 on Sunday, whi…

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England will take a knee before Euro 2020 matches

Manager Gareth Southgate insists that the team ‘is more determined than ever’ to ignore boos from the crowdEngland will continue to take a knee before their games throughout Euro 2020 and are “more determined than ever” to ignore any boos from the stan…

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‘They’re making their stand’: Southgate on players taking the knee – video

Speaking before Sunday’s warm-up game against Romania, Gareth Southgate said his side were more determined than ever to take the knee. The England manager added his players wouldn’t be taking further questions on the matter as they had made their stanc…

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England are not in shape to throw caution to the wind at Euro 2020 | Jacob Steinberg

Gareth Southgate is castigated by some as too cautious when he uses a back three but it is the best bet without Harry MaguireThe idea of Gareth Southgate being unable to resist the lure of the back three, and the comforting extra layer of security it o…

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England’s Euro fate is pre-ordained but I’ll still support them all the way

Myopia makes us want our team’s players in Gareth Southgate’s XI but at least he has picked from far and wideThere was a fascinating long read in the Guardian a month ago entitled “The clockwork universe: is free will an illusion?”, in which Oliver Bur…