Gareth Southgate dominates the Mailbox after England lost to Hungary in quite humiliating fashion. What next?
The reaction to England's defeat to Hungary was over the top, but there is a fin de siecle feel about Gareth Southgate in this position.
Defeats home and away to Hungary in the Nations League saw fans chant “you don’t know what you’re doing” at Southgate.
"Shut up you clowns... This idea that Southgate is holding this group back is nonsense."
"I’m convinced they will give to you a lot of joy in the next world championship. I am sure about that.”
"That’s not a question I should even be answering if I’m honest," said Harry Kane as he was quizzed post-game on whether there was still faith in Gareth Southgate.
"The Nations League [has] put negativity & pressure onto us and you don't normally have that as England manager."
"He’s back into training but there’s a reality of how much conditioning he’s had over the last three weeks."
"We’re very, very reliant on Harry and Raheem for our goals at the moment and that is a concern."
“I won’t outstay my welcome but I think I can do a good job for the team."
"A lot of the people who caused the problems I am not certain were football fans but we have spoken enough about it."
It turns out that Pep Guardiola is a bit more tactically organised than Gareth Southgate. Jack Grealish has pulled the curtain back here.
England do not have a strong, deep squad; they have a collection of promising players who still look like a work in progress. The World Cup looks beyond them.
Three of the arrests were for fans making Nazi salutes. Another was jailed for letting a flare off inside his hotel room.
Rashford, Sancho and Saka all faced racist abuse in the wake of their penalty misses at Euro 2020.
Gareth Southgate has urged England fans to behave themselves in Germany and insists crowd trouble has an impact on players.
"What they’ve achieved with England, managing big players. Gareth has evolved into a very intelligent football manager."
Jack Grealish says he isn't "disagreeing" with England manager Gareth Southgate but...
"I don't want to be too harsh on them. These are games we need to learn from."
“Ten Hag might go down the road of saying ‘he’s not for me’. That happens sometimes in club football."
"I don’t know what the figure should be or shouldn’t be."
"If we are going to win the World Cup we are not going to defend our way to it in Qatar."
Boss Gareth Southgate says he should be available for the games against Italy and Hungary at Molineux.
“Of course, it’s more difficult – you know, the closer we get, the more difficult it is."
"I repeat: football has got a responsibility, we have to do our bit and we have to get that right."
“It’s brilliant that he’s done that and I hope others feel the confidence and the support that they feel they can do it."
Gareth Southgate says West Ham striker Jarrod Bowen “thoroughly deserves” his first senior England call-up.
"They’ve got some very good players and we know what they could be capable of."
"Oh and the fans pay their money to watch so they’re allowed an opinion I’d say."
"I think Gareth has played this absolutely right."