England’s upcoming World Cup match against Iran, England coach Gareth Southgate attended the press conference.
Southgate said that they know the strength of Iranian players and respect their opponents very much. In the last World Cup, they were very organized under the leadership of Carlos Queiroz. England are ready to play, ready for a big challenge and need to be the best of themselves.
Southgate also confirmed that England will take a knee ahead of the Iran game. Most players in England’s top league knelt on one knee before the game after the restart of the league to express their determination to fight against racial discrimination.
Southgate said they had talked about taking a knee and they thought it should be done. Because that’s what they’ve stuck to as a team, and they’ve stuck to it for a long time. Clubs in the Premier League do this in big games, and the World Cup is the ultimate big game, and it’s a strong statement to young people all over the world so they know that inclusivity is important.
Southgate said that they have taken England fans on a wonderful journey over the past few years. As they speak here, their country is going through a difficult time, obviously unlike other countries. They are going through an economic recession and their people’s life has been very difficult, so I hope this World Cup will bring them a truly happy and happy journey.
Southgate also said that they are now in good physical condition and are practicing penalty kicks. Kane will contact penalty kicks before every game, which is one of the preparations they do before the big game.