Malta vs England Highlights
As Malta vs England Highlights is online, as England had a astonishing victory against Malta with 4-0 at Ta’Qali National Stadium on June 16, 2023. The Euro 2024 qualifier round group stage matches have been an interesting one as Group c England had topped their group. Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a stunning goal. Harry Kane and Callum Wilson had done their parts by scoring on the Penalty shootouts on the 31st and 83rd minute respectively.
Alexander Arnold pushed into midfield as Gareth Southgate produced a player of the match performance, firing home the second goal at the 28th minute. On his astonishing pass over the top of the Malta defence had released Bukayo Saka, as Ferdinando Apap had scored own goal in the 8th minute which was a backlog for his team. On the Euro 2024 qualifiers round, Denmark vs Northern Ireland, the match concluded with the victory of Denmark with 1-0 on June 17, 2023.
Harry Kane being England’s best leading scorer having surpassed Wayne Rooney’s record in March, Scored the third goal, his 56th for three Lions from the spot, with Callum Wilson converting another penalty for the fourth goal.
By this victory, England had made out three victories in Euro 2024 qualifying round after they beat Italy and Ukraine in March, making them top the group and also gave a debut for Crystal palace’s Eberchi Eze from the bench. On Greece vs Republic of Ireland concluded with victory of Greece with 2-1 as they meet on Euro 2024.
As being part of midfield, Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion in midfield, impressing the Liverpool club in the past few months of the season, which became the main point for his quality to be shown.
He controlled the pass from Kieran Trippier, then passed into the path of Saka, whose cross was diverted into the net by Apap under pressure from Kane. England’s superiority was already clear at that point and they continued to dominate Possession and territory, but it took a moment of brilliance from Alexander Arnold to double their lead.
The ball came to him after a smart turn from James Maddison, who was selected to start on the left flank. From around 25 yards out, the Liverpool star then curled a sensational finish across goalkeeper Henry Bonello and into the top corner. On March, Scotland had a victory over Spain with 2-0 in the Euro 2024 qualifiers round.
Gareth Southgate on post-match interview
Gareth Southgate said, “A lot of what happens is going to be dependent on his club, because the fact he has been playing partly in there, with the ball, has helped his transition tonight.
“What was pleasing tonight is that he’s getting used to receiving in tight areas with his back to goal and players behind him, whereas he is used to playing on the touchline, with the play in front of him. He was very comfortable doing that.
“I’ve got no questions in my head. He can do it. It’s just learning some nuances of the role, without the ball especially, but he’s very keen to do it.
“He has enjoyed the project, if you like. We talked about it about four weeks ago on the phone and I think he’s been excited by it.
“He showed exactly what we think he could be capable of and he gives us something different to our other midfield players.”
“Of course we know we have the quality to win the games, but it’s about your mentality then and I thought that was excellent right from the start.
“We tried to balance looking at a few things with some experienced players that give you leadership on the pitch and set the tone. That’s how they’ve trained all week.
“In particular when we lost the ball, the reaction to winning it back was a sign that the team were in a good place mentally.”