England forward line is world class, says Gareth Southgate
Gareth Southgate considers England’s frontline is as exciting as every other in world football.
World Cup Golden Boot winner Harry Kane caught a hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Bulgaria to transfer him past Stan Mortensen and Sir Geoff Hurst at the all-time scoring positions of England.
Raheem Sterling along with Marcus Rashford contains 25 goals from 40 international appearances but complements the England skipper, with teenagers Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi also in Southgate’s plans.
“I believe they’re as exciting as anything, actually,” Southgate said of his assaulting unit.
“I remember going to Spain and thinking’well, a very hard game, but you look at our entrance three and their front three on the night and I believed that we’re strong’.
“And I’ve got to say, we have got Sancho and Hudson-Odoi who will drive, and really push, so I believe that it is exciting.
“You want to have players on the field to impact the games, but you want to have players that can come and have an effect and I think we are in a healthy position.”
Asked if the gamers are beginning to recognise that they have the capability to be the best, Southgate explained:”It is an interesting comment. I believe they have humility.
“I believe they maybe don’t, because they sometimes do not view themselves as the others do.
“We’ve also got to remember that as a coaching team. Often you work with the team and it’s simple to find what they can’t do well.
“I think whenever we’re judging games, all people look at what hasn’t gone well and we can overlook the amazing things that they perform, that other countries don’t have.”
Kane’s hat-trick from Bulgaria has been the next of the international career, also Danny Rose says that the striker is the’best professional’.
“I do not need to place stress on Harry but when he is in the team, you’re guaranteed targets along with a leader that will give all,” Rose said.
“It’s a privilege to be with him. He’s literally the best professional, the finest professional I’ve ever coached or played with and his record for club and state isn’t a coincidence.”
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