England boss Gareth Southgate has risked facing the wrath of Three Lions fans after claiming a 1-0 defeat by Italy was ‘a step in the right direction’ ahead of the World Cup.
Southgate insisted that he could not be too critical of a display in which his side struggled to break down their Euro 2020 final nemesis.
The 52-year-old saw his side struggle at San Siro, having just four shots on target. It was England’s fifth game in a row without a win - a run that includes four defeats.
England have now been relegated from League A of the Nations League having been beaten by each of Italy, Germany and Hungary.Read more on express.co.uk