Ten Hag criticizes Southgate's tactics for England, not sure about Man Utd's contract limit
Football   23/07/2024   464

Coach Ten Hag believes that Southgate's tactics for England are too passive.

Due to the summer vacation, coach Erik Ten Hag returned to the Netherlands and he was informed of his future by Manchester United while at home. NOS TV channel took advantage of this opportunity to invite Ten Hag to comment on matches at EURO 2024.

Ten Hag watched England's 1-0 win over Serbia and he had compliments for some individuals of the Three Lions. However, from a tactical perspective, MU's head coach believes that his colleague Gareth Southgate was too cautious and timid in his approach.

"England played well in the first half but in the second half they struggled visibly. That was because of coach Southgate's vision, they led 1-0 and he decided to condense the squad and retreat closer to his own goal. to keep the score and hope for individual moments at the end of the match," commented Ten Hag.

"England played very passively in this match. I actually saw them move very deep towards home after scoring and they let Serbia attack continuously for the rest of the match. Contrast It's clear, in the first half they played well and Jude Bellingham stood out, but he faded in the second half when England couldn't control the ball."

Also in the commentary program, Ten Hag revealed that MU talked to Thomas Tuchel before deciding to keep him. However, he does not guarantee that he will stay with the Old Trafford team after the 2024/25 season even though MU is inviting him to extend, implying that he does not agree with his authority being reduced. "Between me and MU there must still be a consensus on a new contract. This is not easy to achieve and the parties must talk to each other. INEOS is not in a hurry, they have just come to take over so they want to take time to learn and consider. reminded," he said.


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