Harry Kane Gareth Southgate undoubtedly understood what England needed to be successful and began defending his three-legged Lions captain.
England have lost just one of their last three Premier League games in June, losing 1-0 to Hungary and drawing twice with Germany and Italy.
England’s relegation to Group A3 has been a source of concern for England – who have conceded just one goal in those games – and Qatar’s World Cup qualifiers are limited in the middle of the season, meaning the Southgate side are unlikely to qualify. Rhythm before the race.
Recent performances have raised questions about whether Southgate can get the most out of its attacking talent, and he himself has insisted in his role that he ‘does not say’ welcome ‘.
But Ken defended the man who helped England reach their first World Cup since 1966. Last year, the Three Lions lost on penalties in the Euro 2020 final to Italy.
“I think we have been one of the most successful English teams in the last 50 years. So I think we are definitely on the right track,” he said before the clash with Hungary on Tuesday.
“I can’t say enough about Gareth. Gareth is a brilliant manager; A wonderful person and we are all really looking forward to being together for another big competition.
“I was with the 21-year-old and then he was with the main team and I think he really understood what it takes to be successful in the English team.”
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Ken added: “ We inherited a lot of obstacles in major competitions by doing what the English team did not do for a long time.
“We are trying to improve and make the country proud. I think we have done that and we all want to win that big hunger and big competition. I still think it’s a good option.