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Coach Gareth Southgate hails team’s efforts

Volgograd, June 19: England head coach Gareth Southgate praised his team for their endeavours as Harry Kane’s late goal gave England a 2-1 victory over Tunisia. “At 1-1 we had a plan which is to keep looking and keep probing,” Southgate told reporters at the post-match press conference.

After the equaliser by Tunisia, the England players launched continuous fierce attacks. FIFA statistics showed that England made 17 attempts at the goal throughout the match, while Tunisia made six.

“We created a lot of clear-cut chances in the first half, as many as I can remember us having. In the second half we dominated the game, kept our patience and looked for good opportunities rather than throwing the ball in the box,” the 47-year-old coach added.

“At the end, the pressure built and built. We did the right things and made good decisions and were good value for the win,” Southgate said. IANS