Southgate World Cup Interview on the BBC

Did you catch Gareth Southgate's exclusive interview with the BBC? Aired on Sports Personality 2018: A Great Sporting Year, Gareth spoke about all the highs and lows he (and the country) experienced at this year's World Cup. 

In his interview with Dam Jessica Ennis-Hill, G-Man said that the disappointment of missing out on England's first World Cup Final since they won it 1966 "will always be there - until we go on and win something".

You can read the full story here on the BBC Sport website.

"We had been on a brilliant journey together," he said.

"Maybe we weren't quite ready to win collectively at that moment but there is a platform for us to build on."

"It was very painful to be so close to a World Cup final," Southgate said.

"But that has to be balanced with the reaction of our supporters at the end, where you just saw a sea of England fans.

"That was so important for us to see the reconnection, there was no antagonism, no recriminations."

Southgate and his England Team must be a shoe in for an award at this year's Sports Personality of the Year, which takes place right here at Resorts World Arena on Sunday night! You can still grab some last minute tickets here!

This has been an epic year for sport, not only with England’s fairy tale run at the World Cup, Geraint Thomas storming to victory at the Tour de France, Anthony Joshua’s win over Joseph Parker, Dina Asher-Smith’s phenomenal haul at the European Championships and England’s ‘Roses’ revelling in their historic golden moment in netball at the Commonwealth Games.

With Lewis Hamilton winning a fifth Formula One world title, England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook ending his international career with a century, Lizzy Yarnold's successful defence of her Winter Olympic skeleton title, and Europe’s victory to regain the Ryder Cup, this year’s awards are set to be the most hotly contested yet.

For the first time ever, the contenders nominated to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 will be announced on the night of the show with fewer names in the running. As always, the public will decide who is set to emulate 2017 winner Mo Farah and walk away with the much-coveted trophy.

Bring it on!