England stars must take turns to shine at Euro 2024, insists Gareth Southgate

England stars must take turns to shine at Euro 2024, insists Gareth Southgate

17-Jun-2024 21:30:40 | Guardian

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Gareth Southgate believes England have the individual star quality to drive their hopes of Euro 2024 glory.

The squad arrived in Germany on the back of the friendly defeat by Iceland at Wembley and plenty of concerns, particularly with regard to fitness – some of which endure. The players were confident that the match-winners would step up, which is precisely what happened with Jude Bellingham in the 1-0 win against ­Serbia on Sunday in the ­opening round of Group C ties. Bellingham scored the goal and dazzled in the first half before the second became more of a defensive effort.

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