England safe essential benefit at Euro 2024 – regardless of North Macedonia draw

England stumbled to a irritating draw away to North Macedonia – however there was one silver-lining from a irritating night in Skopje.

Gareth Southgate’s facet wanted Harry Kane to come back of the bench to attain and rescue a draw in opposition to the Balkan nation. Before the Bayern Munich man’s introduction into the sport, England have been trailing 1-0 after Enis Bandhi transformed a close-range rebound from a penalty that had initially been saved by Jordan Pickford.

With Euro 2024 qualification and prime spot already confirmed, there seemed to be little jeopardy for England. However, they did handle to fully solidify one benefit they’ll take into the event in Germany.

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The Three Lions shall be in pot one when the draw for the Euro 2024 teams takes place on December 2. This means they’ll undoubtedly keep away from hosts Germany and World Cup runners-up France in terms of the group stage. Barring a sensational piece of unhealthy luck, England will get a neater draw than in the event that they have been to fall into pot two.

The Three Lions have been knocked out by the French within the World Cup quarter-finals, whereas the Germans’ report in opposition to England in main tournaments is much superior. Having missed a penalty in opposition to Germany in Euro 96, Southgate will certainly be relieved to not must face the 2 goliaths within the group stage.

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In the face of questions of maybe experimenting along with his beginning elevens, Southgate insisted he was focussed on guaranteeing a powerful end to make sure England’s place on the planet rating was as excessive as attainable.

When requested if he was notably fussed concerning the FIFA world rankings, he replied: “Yeah, as a result of in the end you obtain that by means of consistency.

England shall be completely happy to be one of many prime seeds going into the Euros

“You’ve got to play well in the tournaments as well because the ranking points are higher in the tournaments. Also, it sets behaviours every day on the training pitch, off the training pitch.

“If you’re going to be the top-ranked crew, there isn’t any room for sloppiness or casualness. That’s bought to be our drive.”