Team spirit will only get you so far especially if it’s built around Maguire and Henderson. lets Face it Henderson is past it and Maguire isn’t good enough.Southgate is tactically average but this team/squad wouldn’t be where it is without him due to excellent team spirit/culture building that was missing for decades before.
i would have thought that RdZ success shows that the game has moved on in the last few years and it is all about the tactics. The game has moved on, countries are trying to get ahead of the game tactically but we are playing like Middlesbrough.
Unlike a lot of Southgate’s critics I have nothing against him on a personal Level. I don’t have an issue with the Palace link or missing a penalty. He’s Sussex boy done good! It’s just his football brain is 10 years out of date and he’s too scared of losing to win a game.