Registered On: September 7, 2015
Thought Russ Wilcox was manager yesterday with our defensive mindset from the 3rd minute onwards. That second half was shambolic in how deep we were sitting.
It’s all very well and good being pragmatic, but if you’re not going to win with it people will start asking questions as to what could have been if we utilised our forwards more. We have attacking talent, Sancho and Grealish have been underutilised all tournament, but we can’t get anything out of them by having 7 defensively minded players on the pitch who don’t have the creativity or link-up needed.
Same mistake as Croatia in 2018. I would say I hope Southgate learns, but his lesson from 2018 was to double down on the caution which cost us that game.
This is not meant to be an attack on Southgate. He’s shown he’s a great man manager and has taken us further than before. We will now be one of the top sides in Europe on paper and seen as such. Good. However, he is flawed.