Don’t you dare start believing, says Southgate

ENGLAND manager Gareth Southgate has warned the public that on no account are they allowed to begin believing in his team. 

Southgate demanded England fans place no hope or faith in his squad whatsoever, despite yesterday’s 6-1 win over Panama, because they know full well what happens when they do. 

He continued: “Focus on the second half. We were crap in that. 

“Please. We’ve had 20 years of belief, and you remember the results as well as I do. The Golden Generation? Rooney? All those title-winning managers, their careers ruined? 

“Put your belief somewhere else. In cricket, in monster trucks, in the writers of Westworld having a clue what they’re doing. Let those things crash and burn. 

“It’s like a reverse Peter Pan: if you believe in England, then England dies.”