England’s drubbing by Hungary shows risk of over-attacking, warns Southgate

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  • ‘You’ve got to have the balance of a team right,’ says manager
  • England switched formation at half-time in 4-0 home defeat

Gareth Southgate believes England’s humiliating 4-0 home defeat by Hungary was a reminder of why he must not adopt an overly attack-minded gameplan. The manager, who has faced criticism for caution, made changes at the start of the second half with his team 1-0 down in the Nations League tie.

Southgate switched from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2, with forward-thinking wing-backs in Reece James and Bukayo Saka, driving No 8s in Conor Gallagher and Jude Bellingham, and Raheem Sterling on alongside Harry Kane up front. Southgate later replaced Gallagher with Mason Mount and Bellingham with Phil Foden.

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Written by David Hytner
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/15/englands-drubbing-by-hungary-shows-risk-of-over-attacking-warns-southgate under the title “England’s drubbing by Hungary shows risk of over-attacking, warns Southgate”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.