Gareth Southgate has a better idea of the task facing England after his side deservedly lost to France.
A draining season came to a surprisingly entertaining end in Paris, where captain Harry Kane netted an early opener at the end of a fluid Three Lions move.
However, Didier Deschamps’ thrilling young side turned things around before the break thanks to Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe, then made light of the controversy and confusion that followed the first use of a video assistant referee in an England match.
England boss Gareth Southgate says he saw the good and the bad side of his current squad
The Three Lions succumbed to a 3-2 defeat despite playing against 10 men in the second half
Raphael Varane was sent off before a penalty was fired home by Kane, with Les Bleus rallying as Ousmane Dembele capped a fine display by wrapping up a 3-2 victory that left Southgate frustrated.
‘We should have got a result,’ the England manager said.
‘In the space of 90 minutes we saw the things we’re very good at – with the ball we caused a lot of problems, created good openings, took our first goal very well.
‘And equally we saw the things that have to…Read More