England: Southgate takes it for its rank

Point of finger for the lack of style of his team, Gareth Southgate finds himself under the fire of criticism after the humiliation suffered by England against Hungary (0-4), Tuesday in the League of Nations. A historic road trip that could do a lot of harm to the coach of the Three Lions.

Southgate is under fire from critics in England.

A World Cup semi-final in 2018, a Euro final in 2021, Gareth Southgate’s gross record is excellent. And yet, the coach of the England national team has a low rating.

Why ? Because his team plays badly. Very bad. Despite the presence of talent no longer knowing what to do with it in his hands, the British manager offers minimalist football. And when there is no victory at the end, the critics fuse logically. Even more after a historic breed.

Biggest home defeat

Indeed, the Three Lions took a lesson in realism against Hungary (0-4), Tuesday, Wolverhampton. A monumental panty which constitutes the biggest defeat in the history of the home selection in an official match. It was also Hungary who had inflicted England the heaviest defeat in its history (1-7), on May 23, 1954. But at the time, the Magyars had in their ranks players like Ferenc Puskas, Sandor Kocsis or Zoltan Czibor. Big names in football infinitely superior to Rolland Sallai, Zsolt Nagi or Daniel Gazdag, all scorers at Molineux Stadium.

Unable to make differences offensively, the English offered a pitiful performance defensively, getting holes on each opposing attack. The entry of the very critical Harry Maguire, the street for several months, the 85th minute, 0-3, to compensate for the exit of John Stones, excluded a few moments earlier, is the symbol of this terrible failure. A defeat that sinks England a little further into last place in their Nations League group with only 2 points in 4 games, 5 units from the leader, Hungary, and behind Germany (6) and Italy (5 ).

Fans go up

The English supporters did not wait for the end of the match to attack Southgate, jug as the first responsible for this exit from the road. You don’t know what you’re doing sang a few thousand fans present in the enclosure of the Wolves. You will be alive tomorrow morning , even have bones of other supporters, visibly annoyed by the very average production of their favorites for many years. On social networks, others have claimed the coach’s head, saying that he will not be able to do better with this group of talented people who need a new guide to clear a course.

Less virulent, the press still piqued Southgate. The Telegraph talks about a team disorganized and chaotic while The Sun evokes a performance that can be achieved not hesitating to recall that the last such heavy defeat dates back to 1964 against Pel’s Brazil . For its part, the Daily Express goes much further and talks about the beginning of a slippery slope down to Southgate . Five months before the World Cup, the 51-year-old will quickly have to activate the right levers to avoid a very bad surprise in Qatar.

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