With continued success comes higher expectations, and that’s what Gareth Southgate is again having to contend with in the wake of a 10-0 annihilation of San Marino.
Since the former Middlesbrough man took over the national team hot-seat, the Three Lions have gone from strength to strength, and although they’ve yet to win any trophies, the identity of what Southgate is trying to do can be clearly seen.
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In discussing the relative merits of Monday night’s mismatch, talkSPORT’s Perry Groves and Jason Cundy both agreed that England have to get to at least the semi-finals of World Cup 2022 as anything else will be considered a failure.
? PG: “I don’t want to get carried away, but we have to get Semi-Finals.”
? JC: “We are one of the sides that most teams want to avoid…”
Jason Cundy & Perry Groves have high hopes for England at the 2022 World Cup pic.twitter.com/RzYsChligW
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 15, 2021