Gareth Southgate’s willingness to let England players engage has few parallels beyond 1966
These have been an unusual few days for England’s players. Since beating Tunisia in their opening game they have gone bowling and ridden inflatable unicorns, they have seen the sights in St Petersburg or spent time with their families. The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor has beaten Kieran Trippier at darts and Jamie Vardy at pool. Though the team needed a stoppage-time goal to claim victory, the English media has been full of praise for the players and management, with Gareth Southgate’s only misstep being the one taken while jogging that resulted in a dislocated shoulder.
Written by Simon Burnton
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