England manager Gareth Southgate’s respect for families at the tournament has had a positive effect on all the players.
In case you missed the match between England and Colombia, one highlight in particular was when England’s manager, Gareth Southgate, helped to lead to his young players to a victorious penalty shootout. The dramatic moment was not for the faint of heart, to be sure. But it wasn’t just great coaching that helped the team win the game. Many credit Southgate’s unique approach to putting family at the heart of the game for giving the team an edge.