Southgate remains coy on England future despite win

Date published: Friday 11th November 2016 10:39

Gareth Southgate: Pleased with win over Scotland

Despite a convincing 3-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, Gareth Southgate remained coy on his chances of becoming the full-time England boss.

Striker Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for the hosts in the first half before Adam Lallana killed off any chance of a Scotland comeback by doubling England’s advantage after the break, with Gary Cahill adding gloss to the result by adding a third.

But the result did not sway the former Middlesbrough manager from answering on whether he will be the full-time successor of Sam Allardyce.

Southgate told ITV: “I just want time to reflect at the end of this fortnight, I’ve loved doing it but I think it is an opportunity for everybody to have some time to decide. The FA can decide want they want to do, what process they want to go through.

“I’m just content that we won the game tonight, that was the most important thing.

“I am going to enjoy tonight, I was asked to take the job for the four games and keep the country at the top of the group.

“Tonight was an important moment, not just for the supporters but for the team as well. It was important they came through an important pressure game.”

On the result, he added: “We caused some problems for ourselves, at times we were sloppy so that is an area we can improve on. But some of our use of the ball once we got through that phase was fantastic.

“The team in an attacking sense played with balance, interchange of positions and there were some superb individual performances and they managed the game reasonably well towards the end.”

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