Ian Wright claims England boss Gareth Southgate ‘can’t give up’ on new attacking plan

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Ian Wright claims England boss Gareth Southgate ‘can’t give up’ on new attacking plan despite midfield duo of Mason Mount and Phil Foden failing to spark in weak draw against Hungary

  • England boss Gareth Southgate dropped tactic of two holding midfielders
  • Instead, Southgate fielded Mason Mount and Phil Foden to support a front three
  • But England failed to create much and instead looked open to Hungary counters
  • Three Lions were left frustrated as they could only draw 1-1 at Wembley 
  • Ian Wright however claims attacking idea has merit and should not be ditched 











Ian Wright has called on England manager Gareth Southgate not to ditch his attacking experiment after the Three Lions slumped to a 1-1 draw against Hungary.

England fielded a very attacking line-up which featured Harry Kane leading the front line with support from Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish, with Mason Mount and Phil Foden adding the creativity from the midfield.

But the Three Lions created very little despite the talent on display and the lack of a second holding midfielder, usually favoured by Southgate, alongside Declan Rice left them exposed to Hungarian counter attacks during the World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate rolled the dice with a more attacking line-up in England’s clash with Hungary

The England boss paired attacking duo Phil Foden (above) and Mason Mount in the midfield

But neither Foden nor Mount (above) could create much from open play

The England boss paired attacking duo Phil Foden (left) and Mason Mount in the midfield

Wright though believes the system should not be ditched at the first sign of weakness, and that England have the personnel to make such a tactic work in the long term. 

‘We’ve got the quality of player to do it,’ the former England striker told ITV. ‘It didn’t work today and he changed it back. We had to adapt…



Source : dailymail

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