Gareth Southgate says that the growth of England’s young people has been “phenomenal”

Gareth Southgate says that the growth of England's young people has been "phenomenal"

After England beat Senegal 3-0 in the round of 16 of the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate said many nice things about his team’s young stars.

After a slow start to the game, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka all played essential roles in helping the Three Lions win. They all showed their talent as a well-balanced England team moved on to the quarter-finals.

Southgate has been careful about putting together England’s best teams, but he hasn’t been afraid to use the young stars, who did well again on Sunday night.

“We have some very young players, like Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and Bukayo Saka, and we think it’s right to give them a chance. Tonight, in particular.” After winning, he told ITV.

When asked if the three players were further along in their development than he expected, Southgate said, “Well, I think the progress they’re making is phenomenal.

“I think the team made tonight’s game, which was very hard, look easy when it wasn’t. But I think that’s how it looks because of how the team thinks and acts.”

In a very active game, Bellingham got the game’s first assist, and Foden became the second youngest player after R9 Ronaldo to get two assists in the same knockout game at the World Cup since 1966.