Following Italy and Belgium, England had the opportunity to validate their tickets for the knockout stages of Euro Friday against their Scottish neighbours. was a different game “a great meeting” to Gareth Southgate and his men, but it was “Specially the opportunity to take three points”, and the three lions failed. They can almost be happy to have found one, as Scotland often made the best impression in this fratricidal duel less unbalanced than it seemed.
If England, who have aligned the youngest eleven in their history in a major contest (average 25 years and 31 days), could have quickly taken the lead on a header from Stones on the post (12th), he had only made a shot. Indifferent, slow and predictable, with the possible exception of mount and replacement Grealish, he found no response to a physical challenge imposed by his neighbor. Disciplined Scotland came in search of defense ” Some “, in the words of coach Steve Clark, and he just didn’t bear it.
He may also have some regrets as he has at least three clear chances: a volley from O’Donnell notably diverted by Pickford (30th), a recovery from Dykes to James (55th) and another Saved by Adams right in front of his line. Alone but in a closed angle, at the farthest (78th).
Before the final day of the group stage, England are second on points (4) with their next rivals the Czech Republic. A draw would ensure him to finish in the top two.
Player: Kane still disappointed
Barely 19 balls touched, 6 lost, two shots included, but no targets… Harry Kane certainly saw a complicated start to Euros. Already on day one without Croatia (1–0), the Three Lions captain (56 caps, 34 goals) left the field without actually giving the impression of being replaced by Marcus Rashford in the 74th minute. The author of 6 goals in the last World Cup, he is the subject of many debates in England. Fast and efficient, the Tottenham striker is essential to his team. But it seems that he is not in full possession of his material means and cannot be the head of his choosing, while he does not rule out the idea of leaving the Spurs.
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