England supervisor Gareth Southgate is relishing their European Championship assembly with Scotland subsequent 12 months and stated he’s hopeful supporters might be allowed to look at the competition at Wembley Stadium.
Speaking after England’s 3-Zero pleasant win over Ireland on Thursday at an empty Wembley due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Southgate stated he was delighted Scotland was in a position to qualify for its first European Championship finals since 1996.
Steve Clarke’s aspect secured a 5-Four penalty shootout playoff win in Serbia with the sport ending 1-1 after further time to guide its spot within the 24-nation event’s Group D, which incorporates England, Czech Republic and 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia.
“What a game. That makes our lives more complicated for sure. It will hopefully be a fantastic occasion with fans, but that’s the one thing that none of us can control,” Southgate informed the BBC.
“I’m particularly pleased for Steve. He’s a great guy and has done a great job. That will be a humdinger of a game.
“They’ve got a team that’s improving quickly with a lot of players who have emerged in the last two or three years – the likes of John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Kieran Tierney, Andrew Robertson.”
Over the moon
Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, who began for England in opposition to Ireland and impressed, stated he was “over the moon” that England would face Scotland in June.
“It’s brilliant for everyone involved, especially if we can get Wembley full by the time that comes around. Fingers crossed for that because it’ll be an unbelievable day,” Grealish added.
“One of my good friends (Aston Villa team-mate) John McGinn gets to play at the Euros, so I’m delighted for him as well.”
England subsequent performs Nations League A Group 2 video games in opposition to Belgium on Sunday and Iceland three day later.