FA ‘shocked’ by Gareth Southgate backlash following Hungary defeat

The Football Association are said to have been ‘shocked’ by the backlash England manager Gareth Southgate received following his side’s 4-0 defeat to Hungary on Tuesday night.

The humiliating defeat capped off a thoroughly underwhelming international break for the Three Lions. Southgate’s side began their UEFA Nations League campaign with a 1-0 away defeat to Hungary, before securing back-to-back draws against Germany and Italy.

However, they saved their worst performance for last with Molineux playing host to one of the worst results in the national team’s recent history. Roland Sallai put Hungary 1-0 up early on before three second-half goals confirmed a dominant win for the visitors.

Those in attendance expressed their frustration at full-time, aiming chants of ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ in Southgate’s direction.

According to ESPN, the FA were shocked by the extent of this backlash due to England’s recent success in major tournaments. Southgate led the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018 and his side then fell at the last hurdle at Euro 2020 three years later.