In this round of the UEFA Europa League, England lost 0-1 at home to Denmark. Coach Southgate said after the game that the team performed very well with 11 players, but the red card changed everything.
"I'm very proud of the team's performance. I think we played very well in the 11-man battle and caused them all kinds of trouble on our right. The red card changed everything, and the penalty. The penalty was Kyle Walker's foul, and I didn't see any fouls at all. I'd better say less." Southgate told Sky Sports.
"We showed tenacity and gave a great example of how to challenge 10 people and when to oppress. The opponent's goalkeeper made an amazing save and kept the score at 1-0."
"In the past 10 days, I can't be more proud of the performance of the boys. They are learning and improving. We made a lot of changes during the preparation period and showed tenacity."
So is there a disciplinary problem for the England team? "We will obviously be asked such a question. We put ourselves in an unnecessary position off the court. One of Maguire's red cards is reasonable, but one is not so sure. The first yellow card is A tackle he didn't need to do put him in a dangerous situation. The second yellow card was an interception, and this action was to bring him to the opposing player."
"We have to learn from it, because if you have 10 players, historically that means we are out, especially when you need to be like this for an hour."