So Great britain finished as runners-up a mediocre group at Group 2016. What a distress Three Lions do not perform at major shining!
England did not find a way past a stubborn Slovakia team and drew 0-0 with January Kozak’s men.
Slovakia looked after well for the 85 minutes, with Liverpool centre-back Martin Skrtel putting in a very good screen. However, if England should be make the latter levels of the competition they need to find a way to unlock persistent defences.
Wales managed to put two past Slovak republic and three past Spain, but fair play to Chris Coleman’s side they have showed passion, dedication and above a great touch in their video games that England have weren’t getting for much of the tournament.
The Welsh have been superb and revealed England what sort of top team should be performing in the group, even if the Dragons did slip-up against their neighbours on game week two.
England cannot close games away
Some Britain fans will claim that the Three Lions have bossed all three group games, but this was against Russia, Wales and Slovakia. It absolutely was not like they were drawn against world beating teams. They are decent teams do not get me wrong, but these are teams that any self-respected contender would beat.
England dominated control against Russia and it all looked to be coming to a rightful, solid conclusion of Roy Hodgson’s side claiming a victory. An undeserved equaliser from Russia spoilt that, but that result was caused by a complete lack of football cleverness, from both the presentation and the bench.
Could Italy, France, Spain or Germany have conceded in the same manner? Likely not, because they would have employed every strategy in the book to spend time and generally reduced the opportunities for the opposition.
They might have had the ball in the corner flag, they would have been tossing themselves on the ground with every tackle from the competitors and they would have closed the game away, collected the points and moved on. Not Great britain though.
The question represents about the suspect protection rared their ugly mind, as Hodgson’s side conceded a goal which has now basically decided the group.
Locating a way through
Considering Roy Hodgson was supposed to have named an attacking team, the amount of simple chances three Lions have had in France has not been high in number. There were lots of long shots on goal and huffing and smoking.
Against Slovakia I can remember England having 3 clear-cut chances. Jamie Vardy was denied by the ‘keeper in the first half, Nathaniel Clyne got an effort tipped large and Dele Alli noticed an effort cleared near to the line by Skrtel.
Presently there might have been others, but it can nothing like the Three Is have peppered the The eu – slovak republic goal with brilliant attempts and their ‘keeper Matus Kozacik has had the sport of his life. Simply the England attack do have the guile to find a way previous a mediocre but well-drilled team.
Some people will explain well other big clubs have had problems circumventing teams down in Italy. Well the difference is that they did find a system past their adversaries. France, Spain and France have the ability to scored late goals and certain won their groupings.
The is they found the best way through and that is the difference between England and the big football nations at Euro 2016, they find a way through and this is the reason why the Three Lions will neglect to reach the last mentioned stages of the competition.
Still time to improve
Roy Hodgson made becomes his team for Slovak republic and they did not pay-off. Nevertheless the Three Is are before the previous 16 and there is still time to improve. The potential opponents of Portugal, Hungary, Iceland and Austria do not look like a daunting potential customer.
Finishing second means conference they that finishes second in Group F, which has been the most wide open group in France.
Zero of the quartet from Group F have recently been that impressive and The united kingdom would fancy their chances against any of them at the moment. The Three Lions are at present odds of 6/5 to make it to the quarter-finals stages, which suggest the bookies fancy Hodgson’s side to make it to the last 8 of the competition.
Nevertheless, from their three routines at Euro 2016 so far it is difficult to believe the current England team could go beyond the last ten, especially with hosts Portugal as a potential quarter-final opponent. They just do not seem to be to have the same footballing nous-mêmes as a lot of their rivals in England and in sadly it will show in the end.
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