Gareth Southgate believes England are in a better place heading into the Euros than they were ahead of the World Cup, but there remains plenty of work to do after ending qualification with victory in Kosovo.
Gareth Southgate was pleased to see England given a “good test” in difficult playing conditions after battling their way to victory over Kosovo in Pristina.
England head to Euro 2020 among the top seeds after goals from Harry Winks, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount saw Gareth Southgate’s men overcome Kosovo 4-0 on a humbling occasion in the Balkans.
England will face no repeat of the racist abuse which marred their Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria when they face Kosovo next week, according to the president of the country’s football association.
Gareth Southgate is pleased by the way England’s youngsters are progressing and believes the frenetic win against Kosovo will serve them well.
England’s defensive mistakes gave Gareth Southgate food for thought on a night when his attackers’ devastating play proved enough to see off Kosovo in a thrilling Euro 2020 qualifying clash.
Jadon Sancho announced himself on the international stage in some style, scoring twice on a night when England’s ruthless edge made up for some shambolic defending in a thrilling, high-scoring win against Kosovo.
Bersant Celina hopes to be reunited with Jadon Sancho on the international stage after recognising that his former Manchester City team-mate was destined for stardom as a 14-year-old.
England are preparing to host Kosovo as they continue their qualification campaign for next summer’s European Championship.
Nottingham Forest have signed Manchester City goalkeeper Arijanet Muric on a season-long loan.
England’s visit to Kosovo in the Euro 2020 qualifiers will be “the biggest event in the history of football” in the Balkan republic, their coach Bernard Challandes said after Sunday’s draw.
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