& # 39; People now consider us a threat & # 39 ;: Gareth Southgate proud of England's progress as he is ready for the Euro 2020 draw … where they could get world cup holders France
- Gareth Southgate believes England's World Cup experience is a huge help
- Southgate will monitor the Euro 2020 draw in Bucharest on Saturday
- England allowed world cup holders France and title defender Portugal 7:59 GMT, November 30, 2019 |
The Southgate side will discover who will join them in Group D when the draw is made on Saturday in Bucharest.
England could meet both Portugal and world champions France but will have a home advantage with all three of their group games taking place in Wembley.Gareth Southgate believes that England will be feared at Euro 2020 next summerEngland were in 2018 World Cup semi- finallists in Russia, loss against Croatia
And Southgate is feeling their run to the World Cup semi-final in 2018, and the Nations League final last summer means there are other teams to worry about England.
& # 39; I think we have some respect and I think people would consider us a threat, which was certainly not the case for Russia, & # 39; he said to BBC Sport.
& # 39; We also know that we have to improve ourselves to another level. It is difficult to determine exactly where we are after this qualifying campaign, but if we have looked at the World Cup semi and the Nations League semi, we have done everything we could to qualify with the most goals in Europe, so we are doing a good song.
& # 39; The difference in one day between one of the top 10 teams is marginal in football.
& # 39; It is different in rugby where only four or five contenders are with us. in the euro & # 39; s it has always been more random than the World Cup – you could look at each of the 10 teams and think they could win. & # 39;
England would face Scotland opposite Wembley if Steve Clarke were to come to the side -off semi and final in March next year
The Scots face Israel in Hampden Park and then travel to Norway or Serbia for a one-off competition to secure their place. They would play their other two group D matches in Glasgow.Harry Kane & # 39; s England plays rivals Scotland as they can get through the playoffs
Wales, who booked their place in the final earlier this month with victory over Hungary, know they will go to group A or B.
Group A plays Italy, all three of their group matches in Rome. Wales is in pot four, so France and Portugal can also participate in that group.
Group B has only one section to complete, with Belgium, Russia and Denmark in it. Wales would play a game at that time in Copenhagen and two in St. Petersburg.
Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are fighting for a place in the final when play-off pad B takes place in March.
If one of the two wins in that four-team mini-tournament, they go to group and next to Spain, with matches in this group that are organized in Bilbao and Dublin.