Learning from defeat…enjoying the experience…

Assemblies today were about my new hero, England Manager Gareth Southgate.

His methods as manager and his answers in interviews during the World Cup can teach us so much about resilience and aspiration.

Here are some of my favourite quotes of his.  Can you leave a comment below explaining what we can learn from Gareth Southgate?

“I’ve learnt a million things from the day (I missed a penalty at Euro 96) and the years that have followed it, the biggest thing being that when something goes wrong in your life, it doesn’t finish you.”

“Missing my penalty will never be ‘off my back’. That’s something that will live with me for ever. But today is a special moment for this team. It’ll hopefully give belief to the generations of players that will follow. We always have to believe in what is possible in life and not be hindered by history or expectations. These young players are showing that.”

“Sometimes you have to go through difficult times as a team, and failures, to learn and to improve

“Against the very best teams, we’ve come up short. But we’ve had a wonderful adventure and some experiences which will stand this group of players in good stead for the future. We have to try to constantly evolve and improve… That’s what we keep having to do: review how we play, how might we improve, what we can get better at. That’s what we will do…There is still a lot of work to be done to improve as a collective and as individuals. But it has been a fantastic experience, and one we will remember and learn from.”

“We are privileged to be out here representing our country. The chance to connect everyone through football and make a difference to how people feel… All these players come from different parts of the country, and they’ll be inspiring youngsters back home. That’s more powerful than what we’re doing with our results… the feeling of pride and satisfaction on the pitch at the end was enough for us.”


Mr P

6 comments on “Learning from defeat…enjoying the experience…

  • Katrina says:

    They did so well and I hope that are proud of themselves. They didn’t win, but they came even further ahead then Portugal, Brazil, Spain, Argentina and even more which is amazing!

  • Haniya says:

    Katrina beat my high score in Spelling Shed,but I’m resilient so I’ll keep trying to beat her back.

  • Fathemi says:

    England did prodigiously in the World Cup 2018 and came 4th which is our best performance in 28 years because they were resilient and learnt from their mistakes but the best thing is Gareth Southgate is applauds the losing teams (even if they cheated and intentionally hurt our phenomenal players) because he knew what it felt like to be them. Also they did not give up or retaliate when Columbia was being aggressive or when the referee was biased to Croatia and when Croatia scored a goal which should have been invalid because their players football studs collided with Walkers head because once John Stones scored a goal and his studs collided with the opponents head and he got a red card by the exact same referee, which is unfair because we would have went to the finals against France and potentially won the World Cup. This shows us that one small action can effect a huge scale of people and cause so much hurt. But this shows us that if you learn from your previous mistakes you can prove your critics wrong and succeed. WELL DONE ENGLAND AND WE WILL, IF YOU CARRY ON LIKE THIS, WIN THE 2022 WORLD CUP QATAR !!!

  • Fathemi says:

    I also forgot to add that we did amazing last week on England vs Spain 3-2 where the players (Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford) who lost quite a few opportunities to score scored (Sterling scored 2 goals and Rashford scored 1) because they learnt from their World Cup mistakes, which costed us. Our whole team is improving so much and I believe that we are World Cup winners and Euro Winners !!!!


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