England 'not good enough' in loss to Czech Republic - Gareth Southgate

Raheem Sterling

Before the Three Lions took on the Czech Republic on Friday night in a landmark European Championship qualifier, England fans had been targeted by exclusive escorts promising an X-rated time in the Czech capital for those who had come to support their squad, a Daily Star report suggests.

Prague police arrested 31 football fans on Friday evening after violence erupted ahead of the Czech Republic vs England Euro 2020 qualifying match. According to Sky Bet, England are second-favourites to win the competition but Southgate has played down his team's chances of ending over 50 years without a major tournament success. "None of us like it but that's the reality and to sail through a qualifying group with no issue is very unusual".

"The other guys on the bench said, "score a goal, man". We know there is a long way for us to go to become one of the top teams in Europe. Here in the 2-1 defeat in Prague they did everything wrong, playing with none of the qualities we have seen from England at their best. "Our performance was not good enough, it's as simple as that". We had chances, good chances to win the game. We haven't had too many so it feels even more unpleasant because it's a while since we've felt this way.

England captain Kane converted from the spot just five minutes in, after Raheem Sterling was fouled in the penalty area. The skipper conceded the result was a wake-up call for all concerned.

"Think of me as your drop-in girlfriend or that naughty girl next door", the profile invitingly reads, mentioning she can fulfil all of "your kinky thoughts and desires".

"We weren't fighting and pressing as much as we normally do", added Kane.

"Every away game in Europe is hard".

England lost the match 2-1 and have another game on Monday when they travel to Sofia to play Bulgaria. It's a bit of a wake-up call. We gave the ball away too cheaply and we'll have to go away and look at it.

'We'll regroup, there's no need to panic, ' said the striker.



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