The Friday match at Wembley between England and Scotland drew no results and both the teams had to satisfy with a 0-0 draw. While Scotland was happy with its performance, the English team and especially their manager were the most disappointed at the results.
Gareth Southgate gave a strong reaction soon after the match….
It was a frustrating night said Southgate, manager of the English football team. He stressed that they knew they could play better. Also, he admitted that Scotland should be given credit for the game as they defended the English attack valiantly and played well. But he uses strong words for his team. He said that they didn’t do enough to win the game. And that it was a disappointment for their supporters especially.
Where had Harry Kane been throughout the game….
Harry Kane lacked the spirit and the edge needed to puncture the defense of Scotland. England dominated possession but it was Scotland that had more shots on goal and some of the shots were close to turning into goals.
Jordan Pickford saved a clear shot at the goal by Stephen O’Donnell and Reece James had to rush to clear a shot by Lyndon Dykes to prevent a goal. They were the moments when Scotland proved their capability.
Harry Kane was replaced with Marcus Rashford with only 19 minutes remaining for the game. And it was a desperate effort by Gareth Southgate to win the match and seal their progress to the knockout stage of the competition. But it didn’t happen.
In the next matches, England will play with the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium and Scotland will face Croatia at Hampden Park on Tuesday, June 22.
Will Gareth Southgate retain Harry Kane as captain?
It isn’t sure but he could go with Marcus Rashford in the upcoming fixture against the Czech Republic. And he had already hinted at the change at the top level in the team.