Southgate lauds Rashford for his impressive show in England’s win

Al Rayyan, Nov 30 (ANI): England's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring a goal during the match against Wales in the FIFA World Cup 2022, at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, in Al Rayyan on Tuesday. England won the match 3-0. (ANI Photo)

England head coach Gareth Southgate applauded Marcus Rashford’s impressive showing in the team’s 3-0 win over Wales where the forward managed to score a brace on Wednesday.
The head coach expressed happiness over the forward’s performance while crediting his success to the training Rashford undertook for it and also rued the striker’s chance to get a hat trick in the game. “It’s great for Marcus Rashford, he has trained really well. I have to say, he’s really been impressive since he came back in with us. He could have had a hat trick, couldn’t he? And the free kick is what he’s capable of, it’s an incredible strike really,” expressed Southgate, quoted ESPN as reported by BBC. Southgate talked about his change of strategy at halftime which worked wonders for the team and yielded three goals to secure a win.
“In moments I thought both Foden and Rash were quiet in the first half, we decided to switch wings, and I thought that might allow them to go on the outside and also the chance to come in and they responded really well, so for both to get the goals is great,” said the England boss.
The former England player shared his thoughts on the team’s overall performance and applauded them for maintaining discipline and quality right till the end to secure a win.
“I thought in the first half we really controlled the game, but we didn’t create many clear-cut chances. So we wanted a little bit more thrust and threat in the final third and to play forward a bit quicker.