Ahead of the team’s first World Cup match under Southgate, here’s how the Three Lions have performed in terms of goals scored, conceded and the players who have featured the most
Gareth Southgate and England are ready for their first World Cup test when the Three Lions face Tunisia in Volgograd.
It will be the manager’s first tournament game in charge since taking over from Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis in November 2016.
Since then the team sailed through qualifying where they didn’t lose once and clocked 26 points en route to Russia. It’s a young team full of desire and even the boss can’t wait to see what they can do.
“I think it’s going to be an exciting time to watch these boys play. I’m excited watching them,” Southgate said.
Gareth Southgate took over as England manager permanently in November 2016In a short space of time, England have scored 27 goals under Southgate and lost just twice. Marcus Rashford has played more games than any other player, while captain Harry Kane is the top scoring player with eight.
And he’s already better than previous Three Lions goal getter Alan Shearer, according to big Al’s former strike partner, Teddy Sheringham.
“Kane has more to his game than Alan,” he said.
“He can hold the ball up, bring others into the game and can shoot with both feet, which Shearer wasn’t the best at. Harry looks like he can score from anywhere.”
In the back line, though, England have conceded six of their 11 goals under the manager during the last 15 minutes of the game, which may prove a slight worry.
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