The reason behind England’s 3-0 victory over Senegal in their World Cup round of 16 matches on Sunday night was addressed by manager Gareth Southgate.
At Al Bayt Stadium, Southgate saw England defeat Senegal thanks to three goals from Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, and Jordan Henderson.
As a result, England will now play France in the round of eight on Saturday.
In his post-game remarks, Southgate said that his favorite observation about the Three Lions’ performance was their willingness to take chances. He also said that his players worked hard both with and without the ball.
“I think the ruthlessness of our execution (was my favourite part),” Southgate told ITV.
“But the way the team worked off the ball, and without the ball. I think in the end we were a bit sticky with the ball in the first 25-30 minutes.
“Senegal had a lot of energy, they pressed well, and their shape was good. And really our best opportunities came from winning the ball from them.”