Rio Ferdinand, a former Manchester United player, claims that Gareth Southgate’s inability to make a speedy change cost England their World Cup departure in 2022.
Recall how the Three Lions were eliminated by France in the Quarterfinals after suffering a 2-1 loss.
Ferdinand, however, feels that Southgate ‘came up short’ strategically against France and that the manager should have substituted fresh players before Giroud’s late goal.
Rio Ferdinand told Vibe with Five, “I think Gareth Southgate let us down with our substitutes.”
“I believe that practically every choice he has made up to this time has been flawless, down down to the last detail.
“Gareth Southgate fell short in the tactical element of substitutions,” a source said.