England have won the under-20 world cup, securing the title with a 1-0 win over Venezuela, but that doesn’t mean they should be given the ‘golden generation’ tag, manager Paul Simpson has said.
Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the winning goal, while Newcastle ‘keeper Freddie Woodman saved a penalty. This was England’s first global trophy since a certain win in 1966.
But manager Paul Simpson said it was too early to call his players a ‘golden generation’. “Let’s enjoy what we have done, it is a wonderful achievement from them,” he said, speaking to BBC Sport. “We are the world champions at under-20 level which isn’t easy.
“Let’s see what comes next and hope they continue to develop. We hope we can lead them and guide them through these next stages to get the football they need and they can go on to be successful.
“This will be an incredible experience for them to take forward whatever they go on to do. They will remember this for the rest of their lives and get confidence from this and hopefully the whole of the country can enjoy their achievements.”
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