Southgate showed players video of him missing penalty at Euro 1996
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Gareth Southgate isn't a conventional manager by the standards of England's past bosses. He didn't rack up many years of managerial experience at a club or national team before taking over the Three Lions, and unlike past gaffers, he's aware English football isn't the centre of the universe.

Southgate's methods are also proving to be unconventional.

On Tuesday, James Ward-Prowse said England's players were shown video of the decisive penalty kick missed by Southgate in the semi-finals of Euro 1996. The Three Lions were eliminated on home soil by Germany after the shot was saved by Andreas Kopke, and video of the miss was used as part of what the Guardian's Daniel Taylor called an "impassioned speech" by the manager.

"It was a very powerful message," Ward-Prowse said. "It is one the under-21s have received before (from Southgate) to highlight the highs and lows of a career, and the ambitions that he sees for us. We want to establish ourselves as a top team in the world, so it is all about plugging away at those goals and making sure that what we do now stands us in good stead for when we reach major tournaments."

Ward-Prowse received his first call-up to England's senior team ahead of the Three Lions' friendly against Germany, which goes Wednesday at Signal Iduna Park. Southgate's side then returns to 2018 World Cup qualifying on Sunday, hosting Lithuania at Wembley Stadium.

Here's video of Southgate's missed penalty at Euro 1996:

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