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Keane & Wright Ask Major Questions Of 'Embarrassing' England After Scotland Draw

Keane & Wright Ask Major Questions Of 'Embarrassing' England After Scotland Draw

Is it really coming home? The evidence so far would suggest almost certainly not.

After labouring a 1-0 win over Croatia in their opening game of the tournament, they were absolutely abysmal against Scotland tonight.

The Scots had the better of the play for large periods of the game and probably should have taken all three points. Lyndon Dykes could well have won the game for them only for a heroic goal line clearance from Reece James in the second half.

In all, it was a disastrous night for England.

Speaking on ITV after the game, Ian Wright slated Gareth Southgate's tactical choices and said he was 'embarrassed' after England's performance.

You're looking at the chances created. Reece James came into the team as one of the best crossers in his position and had hardly any crosses until the end here.

Not enough balls into the final third. What does he take Foden off for? There's no way Foden should be leaving the pitch today, for me. It's thoroughly disappointing to see.

You've got Jadon Sancho on the bench, 15 goals and 20 assists tonight and he doesn't even get on. We need to create.

We can talk about Harry Kane and how many touches he has had or hasn't had, but do we create enough?

We're meant to be favourites to win this tournament. I was embarrassed for us today.

Keane also asked some questions of England, most notably Harry Kane.

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He said the Spurs man looked way off the pace, also wondering if his transfer demands have played a part in his form.

He does look leggy. Whatever about his general play, but he doesn't look up to speed and is on his heels all the time.

If England really want to compete in this competition you need your star men to perform, you seen it with Lukaku, De Bruyne, Ronaldo.

They need Kane at his best.

I'm glad Gareth took him off because he does about he's undroppable and he's the main man, if he's not performing you get him off. Marcus Rashford offered a little bit more but it's still not enough...

Before the competition there was all the talk about him leaving Spurs, maybe he's been distracted by that.

That could be energy sapping if he is thinking about other clubs or talking to other clubs. That's not helpful...

Kane is a big problem.

England now face the Czech Republic in the final game of the group, where a positive result will be needed to stem what seems to be a turning side amongst their supporters at the moment.

One thing is for sure, the likes of France and Italy won't be too worried about what Southgate's side have served up thus far.

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Gary Connaughton

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