At the same time, Gareth is not afraid to make such hard decisions

At the same time, Gareth is not afraid to make such hard decisions. From the application of the national team for the next matches, he, for example, brought Wayne Rooney, entrusting his place to Jermain Defoe. Argumentation, as always, is calm and logical: according to Southgate, the cause of non-disposition Rooney in the team were injuries and the lack of game practice. It’s hard to argue.

In general, the application was quite interesting. Joe Hart entered it, despite the fact that Pep Guardiola does not really like the goalkeeper, and he does all the things that concern him, sweeps to the end of the season (and, judging by the interview, Southgate asked for advice on Hart directly from him). Entered her Michael Keane, entered Tom Heaton – footballers, confidently going on the season with the Burnley. Michael Antonio entered again, Jamie Vardi entered, sort of resurrected after Ranieri’s resignation. All this is cool and all this demonstrates the main trend of the new England team.

This trend – away from the “football Wayne Rooney.” Around not the most unequivocal forward the game of the national team was built already for a long time not the first year. Unfortunately, it’s not so profitable to build it now: Wayne gives out performances at the expected level once a month or two, is more often traumatized, and, being present in the composition, deprives England of the main trump card. The presence of Rooney does not allow the national team to fully exploit the breadth of the attack, which is unacceptable with such wengers as the “three lions” have.

Runi.net. How Gareth Southgate changes England teamPhoto: mirror.co.uk, goal.com

In addition, Southgate is trying to introduce more active high pressure into the tactical drawing of his team: “Before the match, we with the players for a long time argued about whether we want to dominate the field, whether we want to put pressure on the defenders in the other half,” the coach admitted after the game with the Spaniards . In the end, he decided that the experiment is more successful than a failure: the amorphous England team of recent years, it seems, is preparing to retire.