World Cup 2018

Gareth Southgate on Jordan Henderson: “[He] is a leader of men.”

He’s got some tremendous human qualities and is a certain leader of men. He worked the game out very well today, spotted the tactical changes the Dutch made in switching their system three times, speaking to others and telling them where to press. Obviously, he’s one of the few guys who captains his club. Or has captained his club. He’s comfortable in that role. He’s comfortable to speak up for the group. He has a mindset for the collective, not the self. That’s a hugely important attribute for a captain to have.

-Gareth Southgate on Jordan Henderson after England’s friendly win over the Netherlands on Friday, March 23

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