WORLD FOOTBALL

Gareth Southgate shares his feelings on match behind closed doors

Premier League

The fact that England will play Italy in the Nations League behind closed doors on Saturday is an “embarrassment,” says Gareth Southgate.

“If it is an embarrassment, it is for England as a country,” Gareth Southgate told a news conference.

“A lot of the people that caused the problems, I’m not certain, were football fans.”

“We spoke enough about it. We spoke about it after the final and when the punishment was first given. What I will say is the vast majority of our fans who travelled to Germany on Tuesday behaved brilliantly. A big thank you to them because maybe people were thinking something different, but there was a huge majority who were credit.”

England are at the bottom of the group with only a point from the first two games. 

England will face Italy in their next game, hoping to turn things around and avenge their Euro 2020 final defeat.

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