England supervisor Gareth Southgate is relishing their European Championship assembly with Scotland subsequent 12 months and mentioned he’s hopeful supporters shall be allowed to observe 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 mentioned he was delighted Scotland had been capable of qualify for his or her 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 additional time to e-book their spot within the 24-nation match’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 instructed the BBC.
“I’m notably happy for Steve. He’s a fantastic man and has achieved a fantastic job. That shall be a humdinger of a recreation.
“They’ve obtained a workforce that’s enhancing rapidly with a number of gamers who’ve emerged within the final two or three years – the likes of John McGinn, Scott McTominay, Kieran Tierney, Andrew Robertson.”
Aston Villa playmaker Jack Grealish, who began for England in opposition to Ireland and impressed, mentioned 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 play Nations League A Group 2 video games in opposition to Belgium on Sunday and Iceland three day later.