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Gareth Southgate thinks England players simply don’t care who manages Three Lions as his contract runs down


GARETH SOUTHGATE says England’s players don’t care who is in command of the group.

The Three Lions boss can take a serious step in the direction of qualifying for Qatar 2022 with a win in Poland on Wednesday night time.

The England players have arrived in Poland for his or her World Cup qualifierCredit: Getty
Southgate has managed the national team since 2016
Southgate has managed the nationwide group since 2016Credit: Getty

FA bosses need Southgate to increase his contract, which runs out on the finish of subsequent 12 months, till after Euro 2024.

Talks is not going to happen till this World Cup qualifying marketing campaign ends in November.

But Southgate stated: “I wouldn’t suppose they may care much less! They aren’t bothered who the supervisor is at membership or nation.

“One comes, one goes. The subsequent one comes and so they get on with it.
“So, no, it’s not a distraction in any method, form or kind.

“I’ve received 14 months and if you will get by 14 weeks as a supervisor you may have performed nicely, so it actually isn’t a difficulty.

“I enjoy working with the team and I would imagine we won’t even discuss that until after the autumn now.”


Bellingham was superb for England against Andorra on Sunday
Bellingham was very good for England in opposition to Andorra on SundayCredit: Getty

FA chief govt Mark Bullingham made it clear earlier than Euro 2020, the place England reached the ultimate, that Southgate is needed for an extended interval.

The day after the loss to Italy at Wembley, Southgate stated: “I don’t need to decide to something longer than I ought to and I by no means need to outstay my welcome.

“So, all of these issues want consideration earlier than even desirous about sitting down and speaking.

“As I sit here today, I would want to be taking the team to Qatar.”

Southgate is ready to call the identical group that received 4-0 in Hungary six days in the past. Tyrone Mings is suspended.

A win would all however seal England’s spot in Qatar and Southgate stated: “It’s a chance, no extra, no much less.

“We know that to go away from residence and win is just not straightforward, not simple. Poland even have excessive motivation.

“To be capable of high the group, they in all probability need to win the sport, so it’s a recreation for everyone to look ahead to.

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Grealish will be hoping he starts for the Three Lions in Warsaw
Grealish can be hoping he begins for the Three Lions in WarsawCredit: Getty

“We can actually take a constructive step in the direction of the World Cup if we win in Warsaw, so it’s a excessive stage of motivation, but in addition guarding in opposition to any feeling that we’re higher than we’re.

“We’re having a very good run of outcomes as a result of we’re working exhausting for one another.

“Without the ball we’re very disciplined and that sets the tone for our game.”


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