Gareth Southgate recently voiced his opinion that the team spirit in the locker room and the drive have proven to be a winning combination for the squad as seen.
Two years ago, when the international team was defeated by Iceland the English football went into a tailspin. Then, Sam Allardyce shockingly exited, which just added up to the confusion.
However, it was Gareth Southgate that got the team back on track, doing so in just a matter of months in a quite remarkable way – specifically leading them to the semi-finals in the World Cup.
“We are a team who are still improving. We know where we are,” Southgate said, according to the Daily Mail.
“We are having success because everybody is working so hard, everybody is working hard on the field.”
“We are in this position because guys that are in the squad like (Gary) Cahill, (Phil) Jones, (Danny) Welbeck, (Nick) Pope, (Jack) Butland, (Danny) Rose, the older ones, have been exceptional in their mentality, their attitude to support the team, to train every day.”
“Even though they’ve not had as much game-time as they would have liked, they are as much of a reason why we are where we are,” Southgate went on to add.