If what Gareth Southgate wanted was a performance, then this wasn’t it. It wasn’t the kind of performance that makes you think as a fan that England are going to win the World Cup.
When Southgate plays bigger sides, he’s going to go with a back three but it was all pretty lacklustre. Whether previous results played into their minds, I’m not sure but there was a real lack of rhythm and continuity.
They didn’t get flowing all night. Neither side did. It’s amazing to think these two were supposedly the best sides on the continent when they got to the final of the Euros last year.
England manager Gareth Southgate's side looked without rhythm and continuity against Italy England won’t win in Qatar by playing the teams off the pitch and they certainly looked more of a threat on the counter.Read more on dailymail.co.uk