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Rogers: 'This Group Has The Heart Of A Lion’

Writes: Rhys Pountain

Scott Rogers’ tournament football debut as head coach of the National team got off to the perfect start in Krakow, and he can’t quite believe what his side achieved at the inaugural Nations League.

“It’s hard to put into words. I don’t think it’s sunk in just yet,” said Rogers.

“Every player and staff member has contributed to our victory. This group has the heart of a lion and to be crowned Nations League Champions is something I’ll treasure forever.”

Rogers’ predecessor, Owen Coyle spent six years at the helm, building an environment and culture known as the EAFA Family and following the Scotsman’s departure, Rogers had a mission of keeping it alive.

“This group is beyond anything I could have imagined,” said the 45-year-old.

“My primary goal was to continue to embed the great work Owen [Coyle] has done previously. The response from the players has been remarkable and I’d like to thank every player and staff member for making this possible.

“We have worked so hard to instil a culture of togetherness and we are now reaping the rewards.

“There is a togetherness in this squad that I have never experienced before. Make no mistake, it’s the togetherness of these boys that has got us through.”


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