Marcus Rashford is strongly convinced that, under the guidance of Southgate, England will deliver a favorable outcome.
Marcus Rashford does not give uncredited praise. So, when the player asserted English fans that Southgate’s leadership will lead to success, he meant it. Ready to compete in the Nations League this week, Rashford believes England’s football energy is at its peak. Even more, Rashford notes that Southgate takes the major credit for working with the team in a seamless manner.
“It doesn’t matter whether you play for Tottenham or Liverpool or whoever,” the Red Devil striker said.
“While we’re here that doesn’t matter at all. We’ll battle for each other. That’s what’s special about this group because that transition to international football seems to be very smooth.”
“With Gareth being an ex-player he knows what it feels like going into camp. If it’s your first time and you don’t really know people it can be tough.”
“He’s done everything bang-on and when we have new young players coming into the squad they just slide right in.
“He always says to us ‘When you’re in camp we want you to enjoy yourself.’ He wants it as close as it can be to how it is at a club.”
“This is the closest I’ve ever felt to being at home. Basically, it’s like your club, where you’d fight for the person next to you. It’s the exact same thing here.”
“It is new but the big teams will start to win it and put their names in its history,” he said of the Nations League, as per FourFourTwo.
“Then the tournament will rise and rise. It could become one of the important tournaments in international football,” Rashford added.
“We’re a young team and we know that we’ve progressed but the best way of showing it is by winning something.”
“This is an opportunity to get to a final and win something at the end of it. That will do us a lot of good.”
“Since the World Cup, we’ve beaten Croatia and Spain. You can see the improvement. We’ve started challenging the big teams, which is what you want to do. If we can take that into a tournament we’ll be flying,” Rashford concluded.