Gareth Southgate, the England manager, has earned the right to make major decisions on his team’s composition. His team’s success in reaching the last eight of Euro 2020 has been built on defying common perception.
While millions of fans around the country believe they know more about England’s starting lineup than Southgate, there is a reason why he is in that position over the others.
Former players and pundits have a larger audience to speak to, but few people agree with the approach of the man who gets it right when it counts.
Special night. Special team. Special performances all over the pitch. ✨ pic.twitter.com/wCkOu6b9vx— England (@England) June 30, 2021