Gareth Southgate, England manager Satisfied with the draw in Germany’s 1-1 away game in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday night.
Southgate The Roaring Lions narrowly escaped two defeats in a row after a late penalty took a 1-1 draw from Harry Kane, with the Iron Eagles taking the lead early in the half after Jonas Hofmann.
The roaring lions army manager said after the game that “I think we did a good job ufabet. We visit the hardest team in the world to play against. I think we played well in the first half. But what we lack is quality passing.”
“They defended firmly. But I feel we can handle this. We started the second half badly. And conceding a goal for them who had a great pass in that moment. But Jordan Pickford probably felt he could have saved better.”
“however We react well after conceding goals and create more chances than just draw. But I think we deserve this result. A good team must not lose two games in a row. And we can come back.”
That is why Southgate was determined to bring on Reece James for Kieran Trippier in the second-half, even though three changes had been made already.
Following a conversation with the officials, James was sent back to the bench – and Southgate revealed he had not simply forgotten the first substitution.
“That’s why we asked the question, we wanted to do it but we realised we had the one from the first-half,” he explained.
“We were trying it on, really.”