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Euro 2024: Fabregas Questions Southgate’s Tactics Against Serbia

Euro 2024: Fabregas Questions Southgate’s Tactics Against Serbia

Former Chelsea Midfielder, Cesc Fabregas has faulted England manager, Gareth Southgate’s decision to bench Cole Palmer in the Three Lions’ 1-0 win over Serbia in Euro 2024.

Recalled that the Chelsea star was on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.


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However, the Spaniard questioned Southgate’s tactics, particularly his inclination to prioritize defence after Jude Bellingham’s early 13th-minute goal.

During a post-match analysis show, Fabregas did not hold back his opinion on Palmer’s lack of playtime.

“If you send the message in putting in a defensive midfielder or an extra defender to cover the result, you will as a player feel it.

“Mentally you start going back, dropping more. But instead if you put an offensive player, [Cole] Palmer, let’s say, up the pitch and controlling the ball in the final third, I think the players get so much more comfortable.”

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