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England manager Gareth Southgate relishing Scotland showdown at Euro 2020 as he congratulates Auld Enemy – ‘I hope the fans are there to see it’

England manager Gareth Southgate is relishing the prospect of a showdown with Scotland at next summer’s postponed Euro 2020. But the boss, who played against the Auld Enemy at Euro 96, is desperately hoping fans will be back in stadiums by then to watch the match in person. Southgate saw his side ease to a […]

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England manager Gareth Southgate is relishing the prospect of a showdown with Scotland at next summer’s postponed Euro 2020.
But the boss, who played against the Auld Enemy at Euro 96, is desperately hoping fans will be back in stadiums by then to watch the match in person.
Gareth Southgate was an England player the last time Scotland played at a European ChampionshipGetty Images – Getty
Southgate saw his side ease to a 3-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland before setting his sights on a European Championship clash against Scotland next summer.
Steve Clarke’s men ended the country’s long 22-year wait for a major tournament by qualifying for Euro 2020 with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Serbia Thursday night
The boys in blue will now join England in Group D – with a huge Wembley Stadium clash between the pair slated for June 18.
Southgate, who was in the England team that beat Scotland during Euro 96 – their last Euros appearance – is now relishing the prospect of another classic between the two Home Nations.
And he hopes supporters won’t miss out on the occasion.
Scotland players celebrate ending their nation’s long wait to return to a major tournamentgetty
“We all know what those sort of occasions are like,” he said. “We just hope the fans are there to see it.
“I would like to congratulate Steve Clarke and his squad and it will be a great occasion and my hope is that we will have a full house at Wembley to see it.
“It’s been such a difficult time for everyone in the country and I just hope it will give everyone something to look forward to because these games are great occasions.”
It remains to be seen what Southgate’s starting line-up will look like come that match, but he was impressed with a number of players who came into the side against the Republic of Ireland.
Harry Maguire put his recent troubles behind him by captaining the side and opening the scoring, before goals from Jadon Sancho and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sealed the victory.
Other main talking points from the game were the exceptional performances of Jack Grealish and Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka.
Sancho’s goal was the pick of the bunch as England comfortably beat Ireland at WembleyGetty – Pool
“It was an important experience for several of the players,” he added. “We knew that we had three experienced centre-backs and goalkeeper and that was important to give stability to the team.
“In front of that, we weren’t physically as strong as we sometimes are but we had good technicians.
“The two midfield players used the ball really well and their combinations with the wing-backs and the three forwards were at times really exciting.
“We got players in between the lines turning and running at their defence.
“We weren’t tested defensively as much as we might have been but we created a lot of good opportunities and used the ball really well.”

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