‘Need new LB’ – Fans poke fun at Gareth Southgate as they predict England boss’ notes during Brazil friendly

England fans couldn’t help but try and guess what Gareth Southgate was writing in his notepad at Wembley.

The England boss was keeping a close eye on his players during the friendly clash with Brazil on Saturday night as he looks ahead to this summer’s Euros.


Southgate was spotted taking notes during the first half against Brazil

And Southgate knows he might have some big decisions to make moving forward.

While some of his key players were showing signs of promise, others were finding it tough against one of world football’s toughest opponents.

Southgate is heading into his fourth major tournament as England boss, with fans quick to predict what he could have been jotting down.

Taking to X, one user quipped: “Southgate note pad: ‘I wonder what Mikel [Arteta] would do. Remember to ask Declan [Rice] what Mikel would do.'”

Another posted: “Southgate note to self: ‘Need new LB’.

A third added: “England are stinking up the pitch and Southgate is writing his shopping list.”

And this Three Lions supporter messaged: “Southgate writing his apology to Ben White.”

One then commented: “Gareth Southgate writing down the pizza order.”

Fans have poked fun at Southgate as they guessed what he was writing


Fans have poked fun at Southgate as they guessed what he was writing

This supporter then remarked: “Southgate writing, tell the lads to not pass to [Ben] Chilwell.”

Meanwhile another simply stated: “Southgate writing his resignation.”

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