Southgate: Germany's exit has no bearing on England

Jun 29, 2018, 16:33
Southgate: Germany's exit has no bearing on England

"I've got to think through all of those things: competition for places, players who need match minutes, and keeping the unity of the squad", said the England manager.

In a weird game, England made eight changes and Belgium nine as two B-teams contested first place in Group G, knowing that topping the group placed the victor in a far tougher half of the draw.

"It was a pretty even game, they [Belgium] had better control of possession and better chances in the first half, we had good ones in the second", Southgate said to ITV.

The loss to Roberto Martinez's side meant England finished second in Group G, setting up a hard looking knockout tie against the South Americans in Moscow on Tuesday.

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"I think it will be an interesting game, a 50-50 game, and both teams are qualified so it will be a unusual game", said Fellaini, who plays in England for Manchester United, having made his name for another Premier League club Everton.

'We are not happy to be beaten but we had double objectives tonight'.

"The Belgium match was a odd game and I say that because we were already qualified and facing a situation where all the teams in the knockout stage have similar ability", he told the Evening Standard.

'It's fearless, everyone's talked about England must play the strongest team, must top the group, don't mess around but they've done just that.

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After the game, the German players had no option but to pack their bags and exit Russian Federation.

At the start of the summit, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel gave British counterpart Theresa May a Red Devils shirt before Wednesday night's match between Belgium and England. "But everyone understands - in the dressing room and in the group - what we're trying to do".

"We saw that in the Euros two years ago".

And former Chelsea FC star Drogba has admitted that he is "scared" about how good Lukaku can become if he keeps on developing his game for both club and country. The organization has surprised everyone, I think it's given an incredible image of the Russian people, of Russia in general. Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy kept running. Dier as I said was very, very negative.

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