England boss Gareth Southgate: Players must embrace the pressure from 50 years of hurt

England boss Gareth Southgate: Players must embrace the pressure from 50 years of hurt
 

While the rest of the Villa training ground was bereft of supposedly intimidating reminders of such former glories, Southgate is happy to embrace the past – for good and for bad.
Walking out at Wembley against Malta on Saturday, he will pass the bust of Sir Alf Ramsey in the tunnel and has this week enjoyed a fleeting brush with several of the heroes of his 1966 World Cup winning-team as St George’s Park.
Practising what he has preached all week to his players, Southgate is a man with no fear.
“Sir Alf is an inspiration, not a burden,” said Southgate. “I was speaking to some of the 1966... read more

 
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