Sunday, 26 March 2023

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink joins the England National Team

By db-admin – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has now officially joined the England national team. The former Chelsea striker has joined Gareth Southgate’s coaching staff.

The England national team has made preparations ahead of carrying out two qualifying matches for the 2024 European Cup. The Three Lions will challenge Italy (23 March) and Ukraine (26 March).

Hasselbaink has been spotted in Team England’s training session. He was given special responsibility to hone the front lines to become sharper.

Yes, Hasselbaink’s arrival was specifically to deal with English strikers such as Harry Kane to Marcus Rashford. That task shouldn’t be difficult to carry out because of his reputation as a goal machine while playing.

Hasselbaink was a mainstay for Chelsea from 2000 to 2004. With the Blues, he was able to collect 87 goals and 24 assists from 177 matches.

Hasselbaink has also played for other big clubs such as Leeds United and Atletico Madrid. He retired in the summer of 2008.

Bringing in a special attack coach is not a new breakthrough for the England National Team under Southgate. Allan Russell held a similar position at the 2018 World Cup.

Hasselbaink’s joining cannot be separated from the good relationship he has with Southgate. The two of them had been team-mates while strengthening Middlesbrough.

It will be interesting to see the effect that Hasselbaink’s joining has had on the sharpness of the strikers for the England National Team. The closest target is of course qualifying for the 2024 European Cup finals.

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