AL KHOR (Qatar) – Gareth Southgate he wants his England”raise the bar even further” against the United States to immediately qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. “Who would I like to avoid in the round of 16? Now let’s think about the USA, it makes no sense to look beyond. We will play against a very motivated team and have enormous respect for our opponents. They have athletic qualities, they press everywhere, they are organized and well trained. We know their quality and will have to be at their best. The risk is to think that, having played well in the first game, we can take it to the next. It’s not like that and I don’t think we will underestimate the United States” said the English selector at the press conference.
Southgate, the words in the press conference
Southgate then added: “It’s a team that presses the ball very well. It will be a challenge that will not follow the tracks of the previous one. With all due respect, we face footballers who compete in the best European leagues. We have to try to make history”. Then, when asked if, after the protest gesture of Germany for Fifa’s ban on wearing the OneLove armband, England is thinking of something like this, he replied: “No, the players and I have to focus on the matches“. On kane: “Harry is fine. He’s done a slightly different job than the group, but he’s fine. We did an MRI to make sure everything was fine.”.