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Southgate warns the English against complacency in the qualifiers

Gareth Southgate, coach of the England national football team, warned that the team’s ambition to restore glory through the European Cup may face a threat, in the event of inaction or a decline in focus and commitment after the strong start that the team achieved in the qualifying campaign.

The England national team started its campaign in the qualifiers for the European Cup “Euro 2024” by defeating its Italian counterpart, the defending champion, in its backyard, 2-1, last Thursday, and then continued its strong start by defeating its Ukrainian counterpart, who reached the quarter-finals in Euro 2020, with a score of 2. Zero Sunday.

He added in statements published by the British News Agency on Monday: Of course, we will seek to refresh the group of players psychologically by giving them some time outside the competitions after the end of the season.

He continued: But if we start thinking that we should not come in strong in June because the world rankings of the next two competitors are not as high as the competitors we met, then we will really face a crisis.

Southgate concluded: This is not the approach we will take, and I don’t think the team has this mentality.