Czech Republic landed a 2-1 win over England in Prague on Friday night in a performance that had ITV Pundit Roy Keane questioning the credentials of some key players in Gareth Southgate's side.
The Euro 2020 qualification race continues this week with England already assured at least a play-off spot. The result was England's first qualification loss since 2009 and as far as Keane is concerned, there are question marks over several figures.
During the game, he took aim at England's midfield and their use of possessions: "They've been really sloppy, Henderson and Rice – they might as well sit with us in the studio."
He continued post-match, moving onto their defence.
"My concern is always for these players like Maguire and (Michael) Keane, they’re in their mid-20s,” he explained.
Sometimes these players don’t learn, you can’t keep waiting for these lads. Rose gave a performance tonight, my goodness. Someone’s got to get hold of that guy.
He was shocking. Abysmal. I think he’ll be the same in another three or four years. Some players don’t learn from their mistakes. That is the biggest problem. At the highest level, you will suffer for it.
Roy Keane has labelled Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose as ‘shocking’ and ‘abysmal’ in the Spurs defender’s performance against Czech Republic for England tonight:
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) October 11, 2019
Next up for England is an away tie against bottom of the group Bulgaria on Monday.