England are this World Cup’s Spurs. Now can they beat its Liverpool? | World Cup 2022

Towards the end of Gareth Southgate’s post-match press conference, deep in the harshly lit fibreglass bunker that is the Al Bayt Stadium media suite, England’s manager was asked by an Argentinian journalist for his thoughts on the prospect down the track of having to face Lionel Messi. “Well,” Southgate frowned, making a show of giving the question all due consideration. “He’s a good player.” As super-dry wee‑hours press room one‑liners go, it was pretty good.

After that Southgate just kind of shrugged and said something like, yeah, he’s a genius but we’ll worry about…

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON www.theguardian.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest posts