England manager Gareth Southgate is all set to be spotted in an episode of Mission Bear along with world-famous survivalist Bear Grylls. The same was confirmed by a statement released by Discovery India, the broadcast network which will broadcast the show in India. The programme is scheduled to be aired at 9 pm on Monday on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD world.
Southgate, who has revived the hopes of English football fans by leading the national team to a semifinal place in FIFA World Cup 2018, had earlier taken his team to Dartmoor, a military ground for commandos of Royal Army, the navy and even the Air Force. Southgate insisted that his players train with them prior to the World Cup.
“Yeah, people talk a lot about pressure in our field we wanted the lads to see something different and, and realize that our pressure isn’t really as extreme as other people.
“But also the Marines, their pride in the Green Beret, the pride in the badge – we have the three lions,” Southgate was quoted as saying in the statement.
South gate also shed light upon how he strikes conversations with his players prior to a big match.
“We just try and find the balance of when we train we, we train really hard but there’s a lot of downtime as well and it’s important that they enjoy each other’s companies and they feel relaxed.
“In the summer (World Cup) when we were in Russia, recovery was an important part of what we did and having fun, whether the guys are warming up or recovering was key,” said the former England defender who spent a lot of time at Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Middlesbrough during his playing days,” he stated.
Southgate is currently in charge of the England team which is participating in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. England were on the winning side of their last match against Kosovo at St Mary’s in Southampton and are thus at the top of the points table with 12 points from four matches.