While you slept: Southgate takes time before deciding on England’s future, Deschamps admits France ‘got lucky’, Harry Maguire slams referee

England manager Gareth Southgate has said he needs some time to think about his future in England after his side were knocked out of the 2022 World Cup, losing 2-1 to France.

Southgate has a contract that runs until the summer of 2024, but he will evaluate his feelings in the coming weeks. With the European Championship qualifiers starting in March, he must determine whether he has the energy for another cycle.

“Each time I’ve finished these tournaments I’ve needed time to make the right decisions because emotionally you go through so many different feelings. The energy it takes through these tournaments is enormous,” he said after the game.

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“I want to make the right decision, whenever it is, for the team, for England, for the FA and I need to make sure that whatever decision I make is the right one and I think it’s good to have the to take time.” that because in the past I know how my feelings fluctuated immediately after tournaments.

England’s hopes of winning the World Cup were dashed after Kane, who had already scored one equalizer from the spot, fired from 12 yards out when he had the chance to make it 2-2 in the dying minutes at Al Bayt Stadium.

The miss of the captain ensured that France, which won thanks to goals from Aurélien Tchouaméni and Olivier Giroud, will face Morocco in the last four.

Deschamps on France

Didier Deschamps has admitted his side were ‘lucky’ with Kane’s missed penalty. France defeated England 2-1 to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in Qatar. Goals from Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud sealed the hard-fought victory for Les Bleus.

“It was a big game, we played against a fantastic team from England who are technically and physically strong,” said Deschamps.

“It is great for the players to be in the last four again. We were a bit lucky, although we conceded two penalties, but we held on to our lead with our heart and guts.”

Deschamps was unconcerned about his team coming through despite England marginally having the better of the game.

He said: “I saw all the quarter-finals – no team that qualified for the semi-finals was in control of their game all the time, or maybe even most of the time.

“I would have preferred that we had not given England gifts, but they were of a very high standard.”

Deschamps won his first World Cup with France as a player in 1998, before lifting the trophy as manager in 2018.

England defender knocks down match referee

England defender Harry Maguire has criticized the referee’s conduct after England crashed out in the World Cup quarter-final.

After the match, Maguire questioned Brazilian referee Wilton Sampaio’s performance.

“I can’t really explain his performance – the number of decisions he made wrong was actually unbelievable. Really poor,” he said.

Maguire, however, praised his team’s performance.

“I’m really proud of the guys, we gave everything.

“This is tournament football with big moments to win big games and I felt we were the better team all night, we controlled the game from minute one. They scored from 30 yards and were clinical with the second.

“We had a lot of chances and dominated possession. We have shown in a period of four or five years that we belong in these big games.

“The boys will be hurt and disappointed, but I really believe that this country is now around the corner and we belong on this podium, in the late stages of these knockout tournaments.

“If we can get something out of the game, our performance will show it.”

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