“There are very few great games in any manager’s life where he can stand aside, take a deep breath in the night air, reflect on his work – but for a good 30 minutes in Rome, Gareth had the privilege of doing so,” Southgate wrote in the Southgate. .
“He is now the second best English manager of all time, second only to Sir Alf Ramsay, who led the national team to the semifinals of two major international matches in a row. No one will forget that July evening Rome, who came out on top in the second half within 19 minutes. The great tension that came with England was replaced by something unexpected – the second half, which was La Dolce Vita. A trip to the semi – finals – Denmark awaits Wembley on Wednesday, “the newspaper added.
The “Times” also points out that the Southgate-led team has broken the barrier of inability to build them up in several previous matches and is finally acting as expected.
“England have recaptured its chance under the South Gate, a coach who continues to relieve his team of the mental turmoil and suffering they have endured for years. Last but not least, the quarter-finals have always been easy for England” The first manager to lead England to the semi-finals of the tournament, “the Times points out.
However, at the same time, he warns that the semi-final against Denmark will not be easy.
“Of course three years ago, when England beat Sweden in the last eight matches of the World Cup and then surrendered to Croatia, the brave and passionate Danish team will be a tough obstacle. But tonight in Rome went better than it could have been,” he said.
The Times also recalls that England have not scored four goals in 55 years in a Grand Slam match after group stage, the previous case being the 1966 World Cup final.
“The Guardian” writes about the perfect Saturday evening in Rome and the pinnacle of form that came just in time for the team – especially including its captain Harry Kane.
“Kane’s deadly form, his set – piece performance, another match without acknowledging – five out of five for the Euro – and Jordan Henderson’s first England goal in his 62nd international league game. It was an evening where everything was going well.” It was ideal for Southgate and its players, “said The Guardian.
The newspaper recalls that England have only been to one big match five times before, and writes that there is no doubt that the team has reached the top in a timely manner.
“Pre-game expectations skyrocketed after the win over Germany on Tuesday, and Ukraine, who came out of the three-point group, were seen as an easy adversary.