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Henderson leads English core with ‘winning edge’
Gareth Southgate believes there is a ‘winning edge’ within England that can lead them to Euro glory with figures like Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Harry Maguire who have emerged as leaders in the world. within the team.
The Mirror reports that Henderson who under normal circumstances would be a starter for England has never complained of being a partial player, a substitute or just a part of the squad after a season interrupted by injury for Liverpool.
Henderson’s popularity and influence within the squad was highlighted when he smashed his duck and scored his first goal for England and it was teenage midfielder star Bellingham who made it happen. ran to celebrate with him. The new, younger generation has integrated perfectly into the group.
Southgate said: “We had a lot of talk in the fall about how this group has brought a younger group in and have a profile through the team, based on the hard work of those who had preceded him.
“I think new players recognize that and appreciate how comfortable these older players have made them feel. I loved some of the reactions on the bench when Hendo scored because you could see the young players were totally thrilled for him.
“There’s a lovely moment with Jude, showing you what Hendo brings to our environment that the players were so happy for him. We all were. He really accepted that this was going to be a tough and different challenge, but he totally threw himself into it.