Fri 09 December 2022 | 15:46

Southgate says he made it possible for England to win major trophies

Ahead of England's clash with their bitter rivals, the reigning World Cup champions, Gareth Southgate believes he has changed the Three Lions' attitude as they now have the capability of winning major trophies.

After leading


to Russia 2018's semi-final,

Gareth Southgate

continued his good run by leading them to Euro 2020 finals. Ahead of the Qatar 2022 quarter-finals with France, the English coach believes his side can win the major trophies after recent displays.

Southgate told



"I think there's always been a level of respect for England but I think we've got credibility now."

"To get to a semi-final then a final, I think the rest of the world believe that England are competitive and they know that we have performed under pressure a lot more in the last few years.

"When I travel around Europe and the world and meet football people, there's definitely a greater appreciation of what we've done."

Southgate insists his side will get better as they are still learning. He added:

"Four years ago we could have talked well but we didn't have actual evidence of winning big matches and going through big nights together as a group.

"I think over this period of time we've had so many of those occasions that now there's less satisfaction with getting to the quarter-finals, there's more desire to go further and there's more evidence that we've come through these nights well. I think for any team that's an important part of growing."



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source: BBC

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