‘Too early’ to envision golden generation, says trainer of England’s U20 World Cup winners

Paul Simpson

Simpson usually took assign of a under-20s in February

Paul Simpson praised his England organisation after they won a Under-20 World Cup, though pronounced it was “too early” to call them a successive golden generation.

England kick Venezuela 1-0 in Sunday’s final, to win a country’s biggest general pretension given 1966.

It was England’s initial coming in a final of a tellurian contest given their World Cup feat 51 years ago.

“We don’t need anymore songs articulate about 50 years of hurt,” pronounced Simpson, referencing a strain Three Lions.

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The song, with a signature verse “30 years of hurt”, was initial expelled for England’s Euro 96 debate and fans have altered a lyrics for any successive vital tournament.

Everton brazen Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half idea was adequate for feat in South Korea, with Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman creation a second-half chastisement save to safety a lead.

Asked if a players were a successive golden generation, Simpson told BBC Sport: “It is too early for that, we could lay and make all sorts of confidant statements.

“Let’s suffer what we have done, it is a smashing feat from them. We are a universe champions during under-20 turn that isn’t easy.

“Let’s see what comes successive and wish they continue to develop. We wish we can lead them and beam them by these successive stages to get a football they need and they can go on to be successful.”

He added: “This will be an implausible knowledge for them to take brazen whatever they go on to do. They will remember this for a rest of their lives and get certainty from this and hopefully a whole of a nation can suffer their achievements.”


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Former Manchester City and Derby winger Simpson paid reverence to Aidy Boothroyd, who had managed a side before his graduation to a under-21s in February.

“There have been years of credentials and formulation and we can’t trust we have been given a charge to be conduct manager of this organisation to take by to a World Cup,” combined Simpson, 50, who also managed Preston, Stockport County, Shrewsbury Town and Northwich Victoria.

“To finish with a bullion award turn my neck is a smashing feeling.”

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We are starting to see some genuine swell in how we work as inhabitant youth team. Ultimately a aim is those players come by to a seniors.

A large partial of that now is for them to get opportunities with their clubs. If during under-20s we are universe champions, there are adequate players there to do careers in a diversion but clubs looking elsewhere.

The organisation will come behind full of confidence, a clubs will get players that been by a shining experience, valid themselves during a really high turn in their age group.

There is always a successive challenge, and they will come behind into pre-season during an age where they have to try and force their approach into a initial organisation during their club.