You could also play it as a triad:
E - 1
B - 2
G - 0
There'd be no third, but I think that, since the sound you're after is based on the 2nd (G), it would do the trick as well.
As with all things music and guitar, there's really no one "right" answer. I'd suggest experimenting with all the options and
making yourself do chords you may not want to do initially. Using a song you want to learn as a motivational tool is a great way
to learn the chords and develop your confidence.