Sterling: England want to make history
Raheem Sterling, the England football player, confirmed that his team deserves more than praise for its players, while his country seeks to crown the title after losing in the final match of the European Nations Cup “Euro 2020”. The British news agency (PA Media) reported that England failed to win their first title since winning the 1966 World Cup, after losing to Italy on penalties at Wembley last July. Sterling looks at what happened in the summer with a mixture of pride and regret, and also said that Gareth Southgate’s team is trying to make history. “There are still people congratulating us and things like that, there is nothing to congratulate us on because we haven’t won,” Sterling said. He added: “This is the wonderful thing within the team, we are not satisfied with doing a good job for this country, we were really looking to return the championship to our country and this is the mentality of the team now.” He continued: “It was great, we qualified for the final but we want to win and we want to make history, and I think that was the message from the first day of Southgate’s presence.” The England team is on the way to qualifying for the World Cup finals, which will be held in the winter of next year in Qatar, topping its group in the qualifiers, before facing Andorra and then Hungary three days later. Sterling began his international career nearly nine years ago, scoring 18 goals in 70 appearances. Sterling, 26, who previously suffered an early exit with the England national team from the 2014 and 2016 World Cups and Euros, attributed the change of mentality and style of the team to the current coach, Southgate.