Gareth Southgate Set to Copy Mikel Arteta Tactic to Fire up England vs Wales

Gareth Southgate Set to Copy Mikel Arteta Tactic to Fire up England vs Wales

Gareth Southgate is all set to copy the tactics of Mikel Arteta to fire up England vs Wales.

Reportedly, Gareth Southgate is set to replicate the tactics of Mikel Arteta in a bid to inspire his England side for their clash with Wales on Tuesday.

Knowing a win will confirm their place as group B winners, the Three Lions will be taking on the dragons in their final group game of the World Cup. There is nothing that Wales can loose in the match-up and a defeat against Iran means they must beat England for qualifying for the group. 

In the first game of the tournament, the men of Southgate hammered Iran. However, a bore draw with the United States means they will still have to put efforts to reach the last sixteen. With Tuesday’s match with Wales, being their first competitive clash since Euro 2016, it is set to be a fiery one. 

England were humiliatingly dumped out by Iceland in the last 16 whereas Wales reaches the semi-finals of that tournament. Watching the Three Lions loose that game in a room at their hotel, The Dragons squad celebrated wildly fulltime. 

And as stated by The Sun, the video of those celebrations will be used by the Southgate to fire up his troops for the match of Tuesday. Seven members of Southgate’s squad had played at Euro 2016 and some spoke behind te scenes about that video. When the England boss was asked whether he will use the celebration of Wales six years ago as added motivation, he replied : “I couldn’t say! We are aware of some of that.”

“We know they have additional motivation to play against us, from what they are saying, so we have got to be prepared. Like any two countries who border each other, there is a competitive rivalry.”

“For me, it’s a great sporting rivalry, no more than that – that feeling might not be mutual but I can understand that. I live in Yorkshire – they feel the same about the rest of England !”

If Southgate shows the clip, he will be using the same tactical technique which Arsel boss Arteta used. The Gunners were defeated by Brentford back at the start of the 2021/22 season,  with the following tweet from Bees Stricker Ivan Tony : “Nice kick about with the boys.”

However, some feathers were ruffled at the Emirates because of that message, with Arteta using the tweet as a motivation for his players in the reverse fixture. The All or Nothing documentary captured his speech to his squad. He is shown as saying : “Before I go because it’s still in my stomach and I have managed to keep it in my stomach for six years. This is Tony (show’s tweet) after the game when we played them at Brentford.”

“You know what he did, you know his tweet ? ‘Nice kick about 

with the boys this afternoon’. So, today they play in our house guys, and there is only one team in that f****** pithead. Only team they don’t play, we take the f****** ball, we take the game and we go for it. Let’s win this f****** game lets go.”

The motivational tactics of Arteta worked perfectly and Arsenal defeated Brentford with 2:1 thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. Southgate will hope to achieve a similar result against Wales.

Bullet points:

  • Gareth Southgate is prepared to imitate Mikel Arteta’s strategies in order to energise England vs. Wales.
  • It is planned to mimic Mikel Arteta’s strategies in an effort to motivate his England team ahead of their Tuesday matchup with Wales.
  • Wales can lose the game and lose to Iran, but they cannot lose anything else.
  • The Southgate team crushed Iran in the opening match of the competition.
  • However, a dull draw with the United States means they still have to put in work to make it to the round of 16.
  • Because of the message, some people at the Emirates were upset.
  • His lecture to his unit was recorded for the documentary All or Nothing.
  • In his matchup with Wales, Southgate will try to accomplish a similar outcome.

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