MX23RW : Thursday, January 17 03:29:41

Gareth Southgate will not walk away from Young Lions

England Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate says that he has no intention of walking away from the Young Lions despite their latest group-stage exit from a major competition.

Gareth Southgate has insisted that he will not walk away from his role as England Under-21s boss following his side's exit from Euro 2015.

Southgate's charges lost 3-1 to Italy Under-21s last night in a defeat that ensures the Young Lions' third successive group-stage elimination from a major competition.

Nevertheless, the 44-year-old, who took the job in 2013, is encouraged by his work over the last two years and vows to see out his contract, which expires in 2017.

"I'm contracted to stay on, I'd like to stay on," he told Sky Sports News. "In the end, it's not my decision. But I think what we've done over two years has progressed the profile of the team, the style in which we've played.

"I think we've had some massive success stories in terms of individuals that have come through the programme.

"Even in this tournament one or two players that have come through have emerged from it. So I think people will look at all of that when they're making that decision."

Andrea Belotti and Marco Benassi netted first-half goals to send the Nerazzurri - who also failed to progress into the semi-finals - well on their way in Olomuc.

Benassi added a third on 72 minutes to effectively end England's hopes of progression, before Nathan Redmond struck a last-minute consolation, but the damage was done.

Portugal, with five points, won the group, with Sweden in second.


Click here for more stories about Andrea Belotti

Click here for more stories about England Under-21s

Share this article now:
Danny Ings and Harry Kane look dejected after Italy score to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Under21 European Championship match between England and Italy at Andruv Stadium on June 24, 2015
Read Next:
Result: England Under-21s suffer Euro exit
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account