Lingard, Manchester United, England, World Cup qualification 2022

The England coach praised Lingard for his excellence

Gareth Southgate confirmed that he was pleased to see Jesse Lingard return to play with a smile on his face.

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Early this morning, England had a match against San Marino in the framework of the first round of Group I qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Europe. Coach Gareth Southgate used a 4-3-3 scheme with Sterling, Calvert-Lewin and Lingard in attack.

With outstanding force and home advantage, the Three Lions easily defeated the opponent with a score of 5-0. In the Wembley match, Lingard playing as the right-wing striker had a very impressive game that prompted coach Southgate to mention his name.

The England coach said after the game: “I think Jesse Lingard is excellent. First of all, I am really pleased to see him play football, enjoy his football, play with a smile.”

Lingard encircled the San Marino players. Photo: Getty

“We know the qualities he has. We gave him his first game 50 games ago and why did we do that? Because he is a player with good technique, passes the ball and moves well, has intelligence in the positions he takes “

“He worked extremely hard without the ball to pressure and get the ball back. So basically, my first thought was a blessing to see him come back and play at level. that we think he can “.

According to reputable analytics website, England’s No. 7 player – has a very high match score of 9.05 on a 10-point scale. Specifically, Lingard has 10 shots – 5 of which hit the target – with 3 important passes, 1 dribble and 107 touches, the 3rd highest number of touches among English players.

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