'This is horrendous what I’m going to say': Gareth Southgate on England rivalry with Scotland

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'This is horrendous what I’m going to say': Gareth Southgate on England rivalry with Scotland

The rivalry between England and Scotland in football is legendary, filled with unforgettable moments.

Yet, in a world where the Premier League and the Champions League often take centre stage, some have questioned if this historic rivalry will remain relevant.

England's manager, Gareth Southgate, answers that question with a resounding "Yes." This rivalry, he asserts, is deeply ingrained in the fabric of our sporting traditions and is here to stay.

"My first memory is some of the Scottish fans nicking the goalposts at Wembley back in ’77. When I was growing up, there was only the FA Cup final and the home internationals that were live on television, so it was the only game we saw."

"This is horrendous what I’m going to say here ahead of tomorrow, but I was supporting Scotland in the 1978 World Cup because we had not qualified. Then we were back in ’82 and all of a sudden, onwards it was all about England. But they are great fixtures."

"I know there’s a rivalry and I know people will be wary of it crossing a boundary, but it’s a brilliant sporting rivalry and a great game to be involved in."

Southgate has never lost to Scotland in his managerial career and definitely does not want to start now.

AuthorAndrii SokolovskyiSourceDaily Mail
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