Football News: England Aim for Historic Triumph at Euro 2024 Final

As the highly anticipated Euro 2024 final approaches, all eyes are on England and their manager Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions have reached their second consecutive European Championship final, a remarkable achievement considering their past struggles at major tournaments.

Southgate’s tactics have been the subject of much debate, with some criticizing his perceived negative approach despite the wealth of talent at his disposal. However, the England boss has defended his methods, stating, “>We all want to be loved, right? When you’re doing something for your country and you’re a proud Englishman, when you don’t feel that back and when all you read is criticism, it’s hard.”

The former England player, Young, praised Southgate’s work, saying, “>Whether Gareth Southgate leaves after this tournament, whether they sack him, for me, I would keep Gareth Southgate in a job, to be honest. He has got us to two finals and a semi-final, he is doing a fantastic job.”

On the other hand, Warnock believes the time may be right for Southgate to depart, stating, “>I think Gareth has done an amazing job with the lads. I’ve always thought his problem has been not reacting quick enough. But when that goal went in and you know the Switzerland game, I felt sick in my stomach. Because I knew what sort of stick he was going to get and he didn’t deserve it. I am pleased it has worked out like this because he can leave now with his head held high and let someone else take the flak.”

Agbonlahor, who has been critical of Southgate throughout the tournament, acknowledged the manager’s tactical changes that led to the winning goal against the Netherlands in the semi-final, saying, “>Fair play to Southgate, Harry [Kane] was a little bit better, took his penalty well but it was the same Harry we’ve seen all tournament. It was crying out for a change, we couldn’t get out second half so credit to Southgate.”

As England prepare for the final against Spain, the debate over Southgate’s future will continue to rage. However, one thing is certain: the Three Lions have the chance to make history and win their first European Championship title since 1966, and Southgate’s legacy will be defined by the outcome of the final on Sunday, live on talkSPORT.

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