04 Jul 2022 | 08:56
Gareth Southgate fully responsible for He was humiliated 4-0 by Hungary at the Nations League on Tuesday.
Three Lions were embarrassed by their visitors at Molineuxpay the price for a lousy performance that matches – but completely worse – their other disappointing performances this month, has left England bottom of table A3 with only two points.
It was England’s worst home defeat in 94 years and extended their winless streak to four, the longest streak since June 2014.
Roland Sallai put Hungary ahead very early, but not until later The humiliation of England really take shape.
Sallai there was one more at the 70th minute, and it was followed by Zsolt Nagy’s drastic and delicate effort Daniel Gazdag Controversial second yellow card for John Stones.
Losing their next match against Italy in September will guarantee England being relegated from the top tier of Nations Leagueand South Gate before his mistakes.
“We picked a young team with energy and when the game started going against them it started like that. [that it was a young team]and in the end it’s my responsibility,” South Gate tell ‘Channel 4’.
“I felt that we needed to start the game at half the time, we made changes that gave us a little more offensive momentum but then we were also more open-minded, and In the end you’re pushing with a lot of attacking players, that leaves us wide open.
“I just told the players there, in those four games it’s my responsibility. I tried to balance looking at new players, trying to give the players rest, we couldn’t. continue our fool more experience and better playersand in the end the teams I chose weren’t strong enough to get the results in two Hungary real game.
“I think the remaining two performances [against Italy and Germany] was more positive perhaps reacting to them, but I understand that tonight is a pure experience. “
South Gate was already a popular figure during his reign, but England fans turned against him at the end of the competition as they chanted “you don’t know what you’re doing”.
When asked if he understood the flames coming towards him, South Gate said: “Of course, in the end this is about winning matches against Englandtonight is a night like many of my predecessors have gone through and gone through, and it’s hard to stand here… I won’t say it doesn’t hurt, but it’s very clear to me what we’re trying to do. do in these four matches.
“The irony is, two Nations League the campaigns are supposed to have created a ton of negativity and pressure on us, and normally you wouldn’t have [the Nations League] as England manager.
“I have to go with that. I have to protect the players. They have a very special attitude, they never stop. The result is my responsibility. “
But while he claims to understand the views of disgruntled fans, he also reminds supporters of his team’s past achievements.
“Hungary is a good sideWe know it and like I said, I think I’ve given them too much [England’s young players] finally what to do tonight, and I understand the reaction to that at the stadium,” he added.
“What I want to say is, this group of players are unbelievable for the country and it’s important that the people stay with them for them. will still be very strong going forward. “