Boro Lacking Fight? Southgate Is Up In Arms!

Last updated : 11 May 2009 By Boro Mad
Gareth Southgate: "It annoys me when people talk about lack of fight in teams. When I was younger, I possibly thought winning a fight was an important part of football, but actually, it isn't.

"You have to have courage to take the ball, you have got to have the courage to make the right decisions under pressure and you have got to play good football.

"Yes, you have to win your challenges and you have to stick your head in where it hurts, you have to be prepared to make tackles and put your body on the line.

"You have also to go and play, and if you want to be a top playeryou have got to play in intense atmospheres."