Gareth Southgate urges the country to get together while writing an emotional letter to supporters in England
“We should stop thinking about the postponement of the competition for a moment”: English boss Gareth Southgate urges the country to get together as he writes emotional letter to supporters during a corona virus crisis
- English manager Gareth Southgate has written an exciting letter to supporters
- His side has seen their two friendlies canceled this month due to the corona virus
- In it, he asks everyone to come together to fight what he calls an “extreme test.”
- He doesn’t want fans to give the postponed euro a different thought this summer
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Gareth Southgate has written an emotional letter to supporters in England urging the country to gather in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The Three Lions boss is said to lead his squad this month to two friendly matches against Italy and Denamrk leading up to Euro 2020, but those have been canceled and the tournament has been postponed by a year.
The Southgate squad would meet under normal circumstances next week, but without playing matches – and with no realistic estimate of when they will be back on the field – the former defender has written to fans asking to focus on what is really going on at the moment is important.
Gareth Southgate has written an emotional letter sent to all fans in England
“For everyone in our country, the main focus of the present – and the coming months – is undoubtedly caring for our families, supporting our communities and working together to get through what is clearly the most extreme test we are collectively faced in decades, ‘he said in a note posted to Twitter Official account of England.
“In the way you all came together to support our team, we must now work together to fight a virus that causes physical and emotional problems for many.
“Take care of each other, please don’t suffer alone and remember that our big country has experienced these tremendous challenges before – and we will do that together again.
“We would play next week and represent you all summer, but now is clearly not the time for us to take center stage. The heroes will be the men and women who continue to work tirelessly in our hospitals and medical centers to care for our friends and families.
Southgate emphasizes that the postponement of Euro 2020 should not get a second thought
“If we play as an English team again, it will be at a time when not only our country, but also the rest of the world is on the road to recovery.
Hopefully we are closer together than ever and ready for the nice distraction that football can bring. ‘
Now that the tournament has been postponed for a full 12-month period, the playing team may be undermining their last chance to make a major tournament.
However, Southgate tried to reassure the players who came to the end of their international days that the move of the tournament would not affect their selection chances in the least.
“To play in a European Championship next summer is still possible for our entire team, so we shouldn’t think about the postponement of the league for a moment,” he added.
The Three Lions boss said he would never have been prouder than leading the squad again