September 27, 2022
England's Southgate won't outstay welcome

Supporters and former England players have called for the likes of Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City’s million-pound man Jack Grealish to play more.

But Southgate refutes the idea he is not gung-ho enough and singled out what he considered a selfless performance from Mason Mount in the 1-1 Nations League draw in Germany as something that largely goes unnoticed.

“Until you’ve managed teams, you have a different view of the game because what’s needed to win football matches are the sorts of things that Mount did on (Joshua) Kimmich that allows other things to happen.

“Of course for the man who comes and stands on the terrace and in old terms pays his money, I totally understand he wants to see a Grealish with a (Raheem) Sterling, with a (Bukayo) Saka … but you’ve got to have a balance of the team, this is top-level football.

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