Spurs midfielder says Southgate speech was a turning point point for England

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Eric Dier says Gareth Southgate’s post-World Cup rallying cry has worked wonders for England.The Three Lions beat Croatia 2-1 in their final Nations League group game to seal a place in next year’s semi-final, pipping Spain to top spot in the process. huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade It keeps alive England’s hopes of lifting major silverware for the first time since the World Cup triumph in 1966 when they face Switzerland, the Netherlands or Portugal next June.And Tottenham midfielder Dier, who played in Nations League victories over Croatia and Spain, has credited manager Southgate for England’s consistent form following their World Cup semi-final exit at the hands of the Croats in the summer.“The next camp was quite quickly after the World Cup and the manager made it clear we could go in two different directions,” Dier explained.“He said we could settle for what we had done at the World Cup or continue to build something special – we have taken that route. shining Most Popular Football News MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England manager Gareth Southgate has overseen the national side’s progress to the semi-final 2 REVEALED 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE RANKED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF “Hopefully we can continue to do that and everyone is on board with doing that. We want to continue to get better and we believe we can still get a lot better as well.“That atmosphere [on Sunday] was the best I have had playing for the national team at Wembley by far and I think to be honest, after the World Cup that is the kind of atmosphere we deserve here and we got that and hopefully it can continue to be like that.“It was a fantastic feeling at the end of the game between us and the fans and hopefully we can continue to play football that the fans come to watch and get them off their seats.“It works both ways – we need to give and they need to give and hopefully we can continue to build a special relationship.” no dice REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Getty Eric Dier has been a permanent fixture in England’s midfield since the World Cup REPLY last_img read more