England head coach Gareth Southgate has heap praise on Aaron Ramsdale and Fikayo Tomori’s performance after a stalemate draw against Italy.
England was not able to break down stubborn Italy despite coming close with attempts by Raheem Sterling and Mason Mount. the result means England is last in their group after failing to win any of their last three games.
Despite England not getting the desired results against Italy at the Molineux Stadium, Southgate singled out England duo Aaron Ramsdale and Fikayo Tomori for praise after the game.
Aaron Ramsdale was impressive for Arsenal in his first season with the Gunner and seems to have translated his club team form into the national team after his heroics against Italy on Saturday.
Tomori was also instrumental for AC Milan last season helping them win their first Serie A title in 11 years.
What did Southgate say about Ramsdale and Tomori?
Speaking to reporters after the game, Gareth Southgate said: “Today Aaron Ramsdale did very well and made a couple of important saves, his composure with the ball is what we hoped
“Fikayo Tomori did well and pleased he has come through from the slight injury he had, that will give us more depth.
“This has been a difficult series of matches, two away games and you saw how difficult Hungary is to play against.
“Then in Munich, when we had the advantage we did not have the crowd. Physically and psychologically that makes a difference.”
Gareth Southgate also admitted that He is not happy with England’s over-reliance on Harry Kane for goals.
Southgate said: “We want to win games and are disappointed not to win,” said Southgate. “We have two or three very good chances that we have to take.
“You don’t have that many chances against top teams. We would like to have created more from the possession that we had. We are very reliant on Harry and Raheem for our goals at the moment and that is a concern.”
“I go back to what I am saying about all of our attacking players.
“That is an area that we have got to improve if we are going to progress as a team.”
Southgate added: “We keep working on getting the balls into the right areas. In the end, in the attacking areas, the quality of play will be crucial. There has been a lack of sharpness in those areas.
“The concern is if you don’t have him for whatever reason,” added the England boss. “But every team relies on their best players.
“France was dead and buried last night and Kylian Mbappe came up with something. Our captain’s goal-scoring record is phenomenal. But we have to start to share that load.”
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