Southgate eyes England Euros redemption


New England manager Gareth Southgate says his side have the potential to give him closure by winning the European Championship in 2020.

Southgate, whose position was confirmed on a four-year deal on Wednesday, missed a penalty in hosts England’s semi-final shootout defeat by eventual champions Germany at Euro 96.

Wembley will host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020.

“That’s clearly in the back of everybody’s mind,” he said.

The 46-year-old, during a Football Association fans’ question and answer session, added: “Having played in the last European Championship here in 1996 and got so close as a player, I have a desire to address that record.

“That something that I think is a realistic aim for the team given the age and the way they’ll mature in the next few years in particular.”

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