Sep 9, 2014 at 5pm UK
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Gareth Southgate: 'Saido Berahino benefiting from hard work'

Southgate: 'Berahino deserves success'
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Gareth Southgate believes that Saido Berahino is reaping the benefits of putting in extra work during pre-season.

England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate has claimed that Saido Berahino is enjoying a good run of form because of his impressive work ethic.

Berahino scored twice as England beat Moldova 3-0 on Tuesday evening, and Southgate was quick to praise the West Bromwich Albion forward, who scored eight times in eight matches in European Championship qualifying Group 1.

"I think he's reaping the rewards for his hard work, as I know he came back early to work with his own fitness coach during the summer," Southgate told the Football Association's website.

"We've been talking about what elite sportsmen act like, with their behaviours and their habits and the rewards that you get if your approach is as good as his has been this summer.

"He gave us a different threat and new options tonight, he plays in that position with his club, but with Harry [Kane] in the side as well, that's a real goal threat and it was exciting to see."

England will learn who they meet in the qualifying playoffs when the draw for the next stage takes place on Friday.

England celebrate Harry Kane's goal during the Lithuania v England UEFA U21 Championship Qualifier 2015 match at Dariaus ir Gireno Stadionas on September 5, 2014
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