Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes that the present England team can become the country’s second ‘golden generation’. The Swede was in charge of England from 2001-2006. Then, he managed the team that was touted as the ‘Golden Generation’. That team had stars like Beckham, Rooney, Gerrard, Lampard, Ferdinand, Terry and Owen.
The current team reached the semi-finals of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. This was England’s first semi-final appearance at the World Cup since 1990. This team also gave England their first knockout win in any international tournament since beating Ecuador in the round of 16 of the 2006 World Cup. Eriksson was in charge of England back then.
The former England manager said, “Maybe this is the second Golden Generation. If you look at them they are important players in the Premier League for the different clubs they play in. Almost most of them are important in their clubs and if you are important in Manchester City, Tottenham, whichever team it is, then you are a really good player today.
Eriksson was all praise for England’s skipper Harry Kane who clinched the Golden Boot at the World Cup. He said, “He’s strong, he’s big, he can dribble, in the box he’s fantastic he seems to know exactly where to be in the right moment. So, yeah why not, he can beat every record.”
Gareth Southgate will name England’s squad for their UEFA Nation’s League opener against Spain and a friendly against Switzerland. The Three Lions are in Group 4 of League A in the UEFA Nations League alongside Spain and Croatia.