Gareth Southgate vows to show off his dad-dancing if England win the World Cup and says side are ready to 'nail' France | The Sun

GARETH SOUTHGATE is ready to break out his dance moves if England    win    the    World Cup.

And the Three Lions boss believes that this time, more than any other time, his team have what it takes to pull off a statement victory against reigning champions France tonight.

Southgate initially claimed it was “unlikely” he would follow Brazil manager Tite and Dutch counterpart Louis van Gaal by showing off some dad dancing in Qatar.

But what if England lift the trophy on December 18? Southgate said: “Oh, that might be different. I am quite happy to embarrass myself like anybody else at that point. But certainly not beforehand.”

England must first beat France in the quarter-finals this evening in order to match their achievement of reaching the last four in Russia.

Southgate insists his team are much better equipped to beat football’s superpowers than they were four years ago.


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The Three Lions boss said: “The biggest thing for me in the game is going to be our mentality.

“We’ll of course be tactically prepared. But on these nights you’ve got to have men that stand up and take on the challenge.

“That’s the bit  we’ve got to prove to people. We’ve had some outstanding nights and the next game is always the most important.

“It’s against a good level of opponent, one we’re ready for.

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“One, if you’d asked me four years ago were we quite ready, I’m not sure. Now I feel differently about that, and that’s because we’ve got evidence over a long  period of results.

“Now we’ve got go and nail this type of game.”

Captain Harry Kane says England now truly believe they can beat a team like France and go on to win the World Cup.

Kane said: “In 2018, we got to the semi-final and everyone was over the moon — but if we had the belief to go and win the  tournament, I am not sure.

“We backed that up and got to the Euros final and lost with a  couple of kicks of a ball.

“We will go into this game with maybe more belief than  in 2018.

“We are not here just to reach a quarter-final.

“It isn’t the World Cup final, it’s another step to trying to win the World Cup.”

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