Southgate resolute England can counter Wales’ fire with ‘ruthless’ skill | David Hytner

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  • Manager insists anyone saying England lack passion are wrong
  • ‘You have to display quality that allows us to be ruthless’

Gareth Southgate’s words were diplomatic but his eyes and broad smile told the real story. The subject was that video, the one of the Wales squad celebrating wildly upon England’s Euro 2016 exit against Iceland in the last 16. Would the England manager draw upon it before the World Cup meeting with Wales on Tuesday night?

“I couldn’t say,” Southgate replied. “We are aware of some of that but I couldn’t say if we would use it or not …”

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Written by David Hytner in Doha
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