England manager Gareth Southgate paid tribute to Southampton’s hospitality immediately after the 3 Lions rounded off the international break with a evening of outstanding entertainment at St Mary’s.

The Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo was the 1st time England have played a competitive fixture away from Wembley considering the fact that 2006, and their 1st time back at St Mary’s considering the fact that 2002.

Saints’ sold-out property was treated to a five-three blockbuster, but Southgate was keen to thank England’s hosts for extra than just the 90 minutes of action on the pitch.

“I believed it was brilliant – not only the knowledge we’ve had tonight, but also the access we’ve had to the coaching ground, which has been completely prime level,” he mentioned.

A complete home at St Mary’s was treated to an exhilarating spectacle

“The persons couldn’t have been friendlier or extra useful.

“We’ve had a brilliant knowledge and the atmosphere in the ground was completely prime – credit to the Kosovo fans as effectively, who added to that.

“I hope the persons have enjoyed getting England nearby, and becoming in a position to stroll down the road and see them has hopefully been a specific knowledge.

“We surely gave them a game to bear in mind. Who says international football’s dull?”


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