Gareth Southgate: I'll focus on the fact they played with tremendous spirit

by   |  VIEW 189

Gareth Southgate:  I'll focus on the fact they played with tremendous spirit

England drew with Germany and the match ended 3-3. Gareth Southgate's team could have won, but Havertz is responsible for both teams sharing the points. Gareth believes that this is an excellent lesson for his team. “It has been a tough period for the team but they have grown.
"To an extent we are always going to face pressure so we need to be exposed to pressure.

We played a friendly against Ivory Coast in March and they went to 10 men and it became a non-event and we learnt nothing. This week we've learnt a huge amount. They've had to step forward and come together - it will benefit us in the long run."- he said, as quoted by Although there were many mistakes in the England team, Southgate wanted to emphasize the spirit and fight of his team.

"Tonight, in the end, a couple of errors have cost us the goals but I'll focus on the fact they played with tremendous spirit and showed a belief that we haven't shown in the last few games. I thought the crowd saw that and rose to that."

Harry Kane on the game

Harry Kane, one of the best players of his team, is satisfied with what they showed.

Although they could have won, a draw will be a good prelude to the next challenges. “It was a lot better. I thought we played really well today, we were unfortunate to go 2-0 behind, it was a mistake and then a great goal from the edge of the box,” he said.
"We did really well to stay in the game, to get back into it, get into the lead and then unfortunately another error.

The mentality and fight of the team was shown out there today. We didn't get the win but we can be proud of what we did and it puts us in a good place ahead of the World Cup." Harry Kane scored a great penalty and there is no pressure for him.

Experience and quality always surface. "It was nice to score obviously. There always seems to be a few pressure penalties here at Wembley but it was nice to see that one go in and just a shame we couldn't get the win but we keep going.
"I am proud of the boys and now we have a busy six weeks or so before we get ready for the World Cup."