The English coach Gareth Southgate has on Tuesday stressed that his team no one out of the way, want to go to the world cup. The current state of affairs in the groups is for the lovers of conspiracy theories enter the discussion. England and Belgium will compete Thursday in Kalingrad to group profit, but it now seems that in a group G is better on the second place finish, because the route to the final there is some easier looks.
“We can’t think so, we want every match to win,” says Southgate. “We’re not going on smooth ice and want every match as well as possible to play and perform. I would not even know how to start a contest you don’t want to win. It’s going well now and we want that momentum to keep. The further course of the tournament, start planning, is a dangerous game. At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2016, we thought also that we with the draw, very affected. But we went out against Iceland.”
Or Southgate as his Belgian colleague Roberto Martinez some basisspelers rest will give in the last team contest, showed he is still in the middle. “I’ll think about it. Perhaps there are players who have what speelminuten can use, but I also need to the cohesion of the team think. Harry Kane will want to play because he’s top scorer wants to be, but the importance of the team comes first. Harry knows that. Also for him is a victory of the team is more important than the Golden boot.”
For the team who first finishes in group G, threatening a duel with Brazil or Germany in the quarter-finals. The number two has on paper a slightly less strenuous route.