Eric Dier has credited Gareth Southgate for changing the fortunes of the England national team.
On the back of a successful World Cup, England continued their domination as they defeated Croatia to seal a place in the UEFA Nations League finals. Goals from Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane were enough as the Three Lions fought from behind to register a famous win.
Southgate signed a new contract a few days ago and the recent string of results proves the English gaffer is guiding the team towards the right direction. England haven’t managed to lift a major trophy since their World Cup triumph back in 1966.
They came close this summer but crashed out of the World Cup semifinal following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia.
Dier said, “The next camp was quite quickly after the World Cup and the manager made it clear we could go in two different directions.
“He said we could settle for what we had done at the World Cup or continue to build something special – we have taken that route.
“Hopefully we can continue to do that and everyone is on board with doing that. We want to continue to get better and we believe we can still get a lot better as well.
“That atmosphere [on Sunday] was the best I have had playing for the national team at Wembley by far and I think to be honest, after the World Cup that is the kind of atmosphere we deserve here and we got that and hopefully it can continue to be like that.
“It was a fantastic feeling at the end of the game between us and the fans and hopefully we can continue to play football that the fans come to watch and get them off their seats.”