Southgate: Young squad can make big impression at Euro 2020

Southgate: Young squad can make big impression at Euro 2020

England boss Gareth Southgate believes the young squad will compete at Euro 2020.

England thrashed Montenegro 7-0 to seal a top spot in Group A with Harry Kane bagging a hat trick. It was an impressive display by Southgate’s men, especially given star Raheem Sterling was absent following a skirmish with Joe Gomez and England’s line-up was their youngest since 1959.

"You can never tell because you just don’t know who’s going to be available, who’s going to be on form. We’ve got a fairly settled squad, but there are obviously players who’ve been with us in the last 18 months and are still in our thinking," he said. 

"We are always learning about the players more in the really big matches and the really high-pressure games." 

"But we feel the team (against Montenegro) was extremely young, the squad is young. We’ve got to get the balance right with that, but these, in most cases, are our best players we think."

"Although next summer is going to be before a lot of them peak, we can still be hugely competitive and our challenge is to be able to compete, as we found a way to compete in Russia, with a squad that’s very exciting."