England boss Gareth Southgate was extremely complimentary of his facet’s younger stars after their 3-0 win over Senegal within the World Cup spherical of 16.
Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka all performed a key function in getting the Three Lions over the road after a gradual begin to the sport, showcasing their immense abilities as a nicely balanced England outfit booked their place within the quarter-final.
Southgate has been cautious in how he has put collectively his strongest England lineups however has not been afraid to utilize the younger weapons, who impressed once more on Sunday night time.
“We have some tremendous younger gamers that we really feel it has been proper to provide them their head and their alternative – Jude (Bellingham), Phil (Foden), Bukayo (Saka) tonight specifically.” He advised ITV after the win.
Southgate added: “They’re heading in a extremely good route and these video games are good life expertise for them.”
Requested whether or not the trio had been forward of the place he thought they’d be by way of their improvement, Southgate responded: “Nicely I feel the progress they’re making is phenomenal.
“I feel the group have made a really sophisticated recreation tonight look easy and that wasn’t the case. However I feel due to the mentality and the angle (of the squad) we have made it look that method.”
Bellingham notched the sport’s first help in an all-action show, whereas Foden turned the second youngest participant behind R9 Ronaldo to seize two assists in the identical World Cup knockout recreation since 1966.
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