UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

Gareth Southgate backs his players despite heavy defeat against Hungary

Premier League

The England national team of Gareth Southgate were thrashed 4-0 by Hungary at the Molinuex in the UEFA Nations League game.

Moreover, Gareth Southgate was booed by the Wolverhampton fans saying “you don’t know what you’re doing”.

However, in an interview England captain Harry Kane backed the manager. Moreover, Southgate also defended his players in an interview with Channel 4 after the defeat.

“We picked a young team with energy and when the game started to go against them, it started to look that way. That’s my responsibility in the end,” Gareth Southgate told Channel 4.

“I said to the players, our four matches is my responsibility. I have to balance looking at new players, rest players. We couldn’t keep flogging out our experienced players.

“It was an important experience for lots of young players in these games. We’ve learned a lot in Germany and Italy games. Hungary are a good side and we knew that. I gave them too much to do tonight.

“I understand the reaction in the stadium, what I would say is that in these sets of fixtures, these players have been unbelievable for the country. They have to stay with them.

“Tonight was the sort of night that my predecessors have had. It’s important to stand. I’m not going to say it doesn’t hurt.”

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