Who will face England in the round of 16 of Euro 2020
Southgate’s last 16 opponent warning
England started their last game against the Czech Republic knowing that a top-of-the-group win would likely give them a tougher opponent in the last 16.
However, Gareth Southgate has warned his potential opponents that there is a lot more to come from his side.
“There is more to come from us, sure. We don’t speak fluently but we have times when we are a good team ”, mentionned south door.
“We’re still getting better, there’s more to come from us and we’ll need team depth because the players looked tired during games, but we have it.
“We told the players before the match that the pressure was off, we had qualified but there was still something to be done in winning the Group which has always been our goal.
“First or second, there was no way of knowing which is the best route and there is no way of knowing who we will face next, but you have to take control of what you can accomplish and we wanted to stay. at Wembley. “
Wembley was the prize and England deserved it. Their opponents will travel and face Southgate and his men in their territory, but who will it be?
England will face Germany
After a dramatic evening in Group F, England will face Germany.
England’s potential opponents could have been one of 4 teams at different times of the night.
Portugal’s early goal against France meant they would face the world champions at Wembley.
Then Hungary and France both scored, meaning an unlikely pairing with the group’s underdogs.
Even an equalizer from Germany was quickly answered by Hungary and at this point the game between Portugal and France was tied at 2-2 thanks to braces from former Real Madrid teammates Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.
However, a late equalizer from Leon Goretzka broke the hearts of the Hungarians and created a tantalizing tie between the two rivals.
Léon Goretzka seems to have spared #GER‘s blushes …
– The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) June 23, 2021
The last time the pair met was in 2017 when they played a 0-0 draw.
The rhetoric will certainly be that of improving England and that of Germany …