• Manager hints he may rest captain to give others playing time
• ‘Harry knows the team is the most important thing’
As England’s footballers continue to rewrite the way they are perceived around the world, from the Spanish sports daily Marca dubbing Harry Kane “the Hurricane” to La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy noting “a security and spectacularity that historically they never usually have”, Gareth Southgate has been encouraging his players to soak it in and enjoy the moment. It was time, according to the manager, to “get the music on and have a couple of beers”.
Only a couple, mind. Zaliv, the one nightclub in Repino, is open late only on Fridays and Saturdays and not, perhaps, a typical haunt for England’s players, given Frankie Boyle’s description of it on his BBC documentary before the tournament as “last orders at your cousin’s wedding”.
Written by Daniel Taylor in Repino
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/25/gareth-southgate-harry-kane-england-belgium under the title “Gareth Southgate faces Harry Kane dilemma as Belgium match approaches”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.