Gareth Southgate, the manager of the England football team, said that England regained their belief during their 3-3 draw with Germany, and the England team is better equipped to handle the pressure of a World Cup. Southgate defended Harry Maguire after a shaky display and defensive errors.
Germany’s first two goals stemmed from defensive errors by Harry Maguire, but then Luke Shaw dragged them back into it by ending the side’s run of 565 minutes without a goal from open play.
Mason Mount scored a fine equalizer, but when Harry Kane scored a goal and put England ahead from the spot, the stadium was bouncing. Later in 87 minutes, German Kai Havertz scored a goal for his team and helped his team from losing the match. The match drew by 3-3.
After this match, Southgate said the players have been fantastic in the last few days, and they have taken some individual responsibility. We are going to have pressure in a World Cup, and we can try and avoid it, and we are getting better, he said.
Southgate said I think the crowd also came with us and stayed with us, and the players reacted in the right way and showed a lot of quality when Germany scored. Even at 0-2, the players didn’t get on their back which was so important for us, he said.
Southgate said the fact that is important for the players is that we scored three and looked dangerous. Moreover, he said, we need to stay calm, It is the message that we have to stick to what we are doing, and we believe in what we are doing.