Gareth Southgate, head coach of the England national football team, shared a difficult moment ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar that made him consider resigning.
Coach Southgate said in an interview with the British media BBC on the 27th (Korean time) that he had doubts about his future ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. 토토사이트
England, led by coach Southgate, advanced to the round of 16 in first place with two wins and one draw in the group stage of the Qatar World Cup. They beat Senegal in the round of 16 and advanced to the quarterfinals, but were defeated by France, the favorite, and did not advance to the semifinals. The challenge to win the goal was canceled, but English players and fans cheered for Southgate, and eventually extended the contract until 2024.
However, until the Qatar World Cup, coach Southgate’s position was unstable. Although he is a long-serving coach who has led the England national team since September 2016, his situation was not good enough for him to confess that he had been contemplating resigning before the opening of the World Cup. In the UEFA Nations League, which was held ahead of the Qatar World Cup, it was sluggish with 6 consecutive draws (3 draws and 3 losses). “I don’t want to be in a place where my presence can negatively affect the team,” Southgate recalled.
Coach Southgate chose to break through head-on and led a performance worthy of applause at the World Cup. Coach Southgate said, “It was very difficult to get eliminated in the quarterfinals (Qatar World Cup), but the support of the players and fans lifted me up.”
England will start qualifying for the 2024 European Football Championship in March. England compete in Group C with Italy, Ukraine, North Macedonia and Malta.