Gareth Southgate Showed Class After England Defeated Colombia
July 05, 2018
England made history with their victory over Colombia on Tuesday, winning a World Cup penalty shootout for the first time ever and reaching the quarter finals for the first time in 12 years.
Southgate is utter class… went straight over to console both guys who missed pens. pic.twitter.com/lwN9VFpEdQ— Adam Budd (@Adam_Budd) July 4, 2018
Harry Kane’s penalty in the first half was cancelled out by Barcelona defender Yerry Mina’s header in the final minute.
Jordan Pickford was the hero in the shootout, saving from Carlos Bacca after Mateus Uribe’s miss. Eric Dier then stepped up to send the Three Lions into the next round.
There is a lot of positivity surrounding England right now, and most of it comes from Gareth Southgate. He is a thoroughly likeable character, and he showed his class by consoling Uribe after the game.
England were far from happy with the Colombian gamesmanship, but they kept their heads brilliantly. Next up is a tough tie against Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi finals.