The former defender does not think that the boss of the Three Lions should be criticized for his tactics after the painful loss to Italy.
Gary Neville has defended Gareth Southgate’s “practical” style since England’s last defeat at Euro 2020, stressing the head coach said “many of us have been proven wrong”.
England lost their first major tournament since the 1966 World Cup after losing to Italy in the European Championship final.
Luke Shaw gave the Three Lions an early lead at Wembley Shoppe but Leonardo Bonucci equalized for Azure in the 67th minute without an extra time period and a dramatic exchange of fire.
What has been said?
Former Manchester United and England defender New Valle said Sky Sports : “I saw after the game that people said Southgate should have made more substitutes, these players should have been fined. These are the same people who have been saying that he should have played a different system against Germany. Karen Trapier, against Croatia, said she should have played more aggressively.
“I really believe that Southgate and his players made their way to the singles final the way they could and that was something more practical – putting both holding midfield players on the defensive; if If he needed to be five behind, it was because of the shape or quality of the other team.
“They found a way to the final. Sometimes we all have to like to find a way to play all the players who attacked them but I don’t think England would have reached the final. To strike a blow with some nations.
“I think Gareth knew he had to play something special to get to the final and he did. In the end, it comes down to a small margin, details like fines. Now is not the time to criticize. Target and replace strategies.
“The fact is that Southgate has proven many of us wrong – not only in this tournament but in the last two years – about their decisions. – Now let’s start suggesting that we should offer alternatives and penalties. The recipients are right. Most of us have never seen this in our lives. “
England’s Euro 2020 trip
England qualified for the round of 16 by beating Poland 1-0 in their group stage opener against Croatia in their World Cup semi-final, before Scott. 1-0 victory over Czech Republic as Pool D winner after 0-0 draw with Land
The Southgate side then made a big statement of their intentions by beating rivals Germany 2-0 at Wembley, and beat Ukraine 4-0 in the last eight.
The Three Lions again impressed Denmark to win the semi-final after extra time, but eventually won a first European crown, as Italy clinched their second title with a fine performance in the final. Named.
England will now have to push themselves before the resumption of their latest World Cup qualifying campaign, with their next Group I match against Hungary on September 2.
If the Three Lions reach Qatar by 2022 as expected, they will once again be among the favorites for the most prestigious award in international football after an inspiring four weeks, which has given the country Southgate and its Has seen young people uniting behind an interesting group of stars.