Gareth Southgate has spoken of how proud he has been regarding England’s last couple of games, The Mirror have reported.
I’ve loved doing it. It’s not my decision. We’re proud of what we’ve done in the situation and tonight’s performance was special.
The former Middlesbrough manager took charge of the England national team for four games as interim manager after Sam Allardyce was relieved of his duties in charge and Southgate will hope that he’s done enough to secure the managerial role on a permanent basis.
I’ve proved that I can handle big occasions. Until this run, under this spotlight, and in matches like Friday’s against Scotland under intense pressure, you’re never sure how it is going to be. I’m pleased and I think the remit we were given has been fulfilled.
Southgate has led England to a 2-0 win over Malta and a 3-0 win over Scotland in two World Cup 2018 qualifiers, along with a 0-0 away draw to Slovenia in the middle of the two.
However, despite his side not getting the result that they would have perhaps wanted, Southgate’s England impressed many in their 2-2 draw with Spain last night.
The ex-England international is yet to know what the future holds for him in the England setup but is hoping that the FA can inform him of his role in the near future.
I’ve no idea (on his England future). We’ve got a European Under-21 Championship next summer and the draw is being made next month.
I need to know where I’m going to park my car for the next few weeks!