|FIFA World Cup: England have been real contenders, says former England defender Jamie Carragher after their exit|
England misplaced 2-1 towards France in quarter-finals (AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Former England defender Jamie Carragher has stated Gareth Southgate’s crew have been real contenders to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. England have been knocked out of the match after struggling a 2-1 defeat by the hands of defending champions France within the quarter-final stage.
Speaking to the Telegraph after England’s defeat, Carragher stated England had performed higher than some other aspect within the first 5 video games of the World Cup.
“This England crew leaves the match having performed higher than any aspect in Qatar over their 5 video games, a real contender that might and arguably ought to have gone all the best way,” stated Carragher.
He backed Southgate, saying his crew weren’t underdogs and went toe-to-toe with the world champions within the last-8 match.
“There will likely be a pure temptation to position Gareth Southgate’s aspect alongside these of Bobby Robson’s in Italia ’90 and Terry Venables in Euro ‘96 as gallant losers. Let’s have none of that. The greatest praise I pays Southgate’s aspect is that they don’t belong with such an organization. This England crew was no underdog going toe-to-toe with the world champions,” Carragher added.
The former Liverpool defender stated France gained the match due to nice moments, recalling Aurelien Tchouameni’s long-distance strike and Olivier Giroud’s header off Antoine Griezmann’s cross.
“France gained on the night time due to moments – a shocking purpose from distance and a cross from Antoine Griezmann that may have troubled any defence on this planet. Then England missed a penalty, figuring out that had Harry Kane equalised for a second time it could have carried constructive momentum into extra-time,” stated Carragher.
France have been capable of produce a 2-1 win towards the Three Lions within the quarterfinal. Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud scored the objectives for the defending champions, whereas Harry Kane scored the one purpose for England by way of a penalty.
Kane had the prospect to attain once more from the spot, however his shot went over the bar and into the gang. This would show to be the turning level of the match as France held on to safe the win in the long run.