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England fans are calling for Brighton boss Graham Potter to replace Gareth Southgate

‘This side is crying out for a manager to unlock his attacking potential’: England fans call on Brighton boss Graham Potter to replace Gareth Southgate after Hungary hammering 4-0… as they insist ‘we can’t do another let generation be dead drunk’

  • England suffered a 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League on Tuesday
  • Fans have taken to social media, calling on England to bring in Graham Potter
  • Three Lions supporters have criticized Gareth Southgate’s negative tactics

England fans are calling for Graham Potter to replace current boss Gareth Southgate after their worst home defeat in 94 years.

The Three Lions were beaten 4-0 by Hungary in Molineux, leaving Southgate bottom of Group A3 in the Nations League after two defeats to Hungary and a draw to both Italy and Germany this month.

It was Hungary’s second win over England in the competition after their 1-0 win in Budapest to end a miserable four-game spell during the international break.

England fans call for Graham Potter to replace current boss Gareth Southgate

England fans call for Graham Potter to replace current boss Gareth Southgate

England were thrashed 4-0 by Hungary, leaving Southgate at the bottom of Group A3

England were thrashed 4-0 by Hungary, leaving Southgate at the bottom of Group A3

However, Southgate has a proven track record when it comes to tournament football. He led his country to the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the Euro 2020 final, only to come up short on penalties against Italy.

But that didn’t stop a stream of fans from taking to social media to insist that Southgate has accomplished all he can with this current squad and that it’s time to watch Potter take the Brighton minnows to an excellent ninth place in the Premier helped. League last season while playing fluent, attacking football.

One fan said: ‘I’m not going to abuse Southgate and no one else should IMO but I do think he got us as far as he can.

“We have a real chance of success with the squad we have, but the manager doesn’t match, let’s face it. Bring Potter in.’

A flood of fans has taken to social media to insist that Southgate has achieved everything he can

A flood of fans has taken to social media to insist that Southgate has achieved everything he can

Fans also call for England to replace Southgate with Brighton manager Graham Potter

Fans also call for England to replace Southgate with Brighton manager Graham Potter

Fans believe Potter can help the England squad achieve more with his creative tactics

Fans believe Potter can help the England squad achieve more with his creative tactics

A second tweeted: ‘If you put Graham Potter in charge of this group of players, we will immediately do better and score goals. We can’t lose another generation.’

A third fan criticized the tactic: ‘How can England be so bad at tearing down teams? There are no risk takers on the team, it’s all sideways and backwards.

“Southgate is not in his element tactically, it is so obvious. Give Graham Potter this English team and he would work wonders.”

One fan simply criticized Southgate's negative tactics and believes they need Potter's

One fan simply criticized Southgate’s negative tactics and believes they need Potter’s

Another fan knows it won't happen but they would love to see Potter replace Southgate

Another fan knows it won’t happen but they would love to see Potter replace Southgate

Another added: ‘Get Graham Potter in. This side is screaming for a manager to unlock his attack potential.

Southgate’s one-dimensional, negative, predictable systems have been discovered. Time to go.’

Another wrote: ‘I know it won’t happen but I’d love to see Graham Potter replace Gareth Southgate.

“Given the pool of players we have, we should be one of the most exciting teams in the world.”

The humiliating 4-0 thrashing against Hungary was England’s worst defeat since 1928, a result that doesn’t bode well with only five months left until Qatar.

The humiliating 4-0 thrashing to Hungary at home was England's worst defeat since 1928

The humiliating 4-0 thrashing to Hungary at home was England’s worst defeat since 1928

Southgate chose to rest key leaders Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling

Southgate chose to rest key leaders Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling

Despite being bottom of the group and needing a win to turn the tide, Southgate chose to let key figures Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling rest against the Hungarians.

England had 69 per cent of possession throughout the game but struggled to create meaningful chances as the game-making trio of Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Phil Foden were each dropped from the starting grid.

Harry Kane’s late penalty against Germany was England’s only goal in the Nations League this summer.

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