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Luke sees similarities in Southgate's Three Lions

Williams recognises comparison between England and MK Dons...

7 July 2021

Luke Williams sees similarities between the England have operated this summer and what MK Dons have implemented at Stadium MK.

The Three Lions face Denmark tonight at Wembley Stadium in search of a victory to send them to their first major final since 1966 when they lifted the World Cup.

Speaking in his press conference on Tuesday, Williams praised England for their work both on and off the pitch and highlighted the key areas in which the Dons are similar to their national team.

“I think there are similarities we can’t ignore,” the MK Dons Assistant Manager said.

“We watched every single goal from England’s qualifying campaign this week. The structure they play with, and the one we do at MK Dons, is about moving the ball from one end to the other and then, when we get to the final third, it’s about the individuals with high talent taking charge of the game.

“England also have guys like Harry Maguire defending high up the pitch and these are the type of actions we are seeing both at England at MK Dons.

“The manager here has a clear way of playing and we give the players all the information they need to go and play with a clear idea of what we do. It’s similar at England and that’s why we see so many clear England performances.

“We believe some things are fundamentals then we want the players to have the licence to have freedom, that helps to bond the group. Also, you can see England players putting the team first whenever they play and that's the case here too."

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