The English team could have secured its place in the Euro quarterfinals tonight (Friday), if it had defeated its British neighbor and the weakest team at home – Scotland. Instead, however, we got at Wembley Stadium one of the weakest games so far in the current European Championship, which ended in a particularly disappointing 0-0 draw. It was only the second time since Wembley was refurbished in 2007 that England failed to score at home, when the previous one was 0-0 against Montenegro in October 2010. Beyond that, it is the 17th game in a major tournament in which the English do not find the net, at least twice more From any other team.
“It was a frustrating evening. A huge credit must be given to Scotland. If you do not win a game, then it is important that you do not lose it,” the English coach concluded. Gareth Southgate. “We need to test ourselves – and it’s starting from me – and get better. We did not do enough to win tonight’s game.”
Substitute team star Harry Kane, who was substituted in the 74th minute, touched the ball just 10 times throughout the first half, less than any other player on the pitch and if that wasn’t enough, England finished a full half for the first time without a kick to the frame at home, since the 2017 friendly against Germany. Check when it last happened in a competitive game should go back to November 2014 against Slovenia, then England scored 1: 3 late from goals from Wayne Rooney and duo Danny Welbeck.
Southgate commented on the decision to take the Tottenham striker off the bench: “We needed more players to join from behind, I felt Marcus (Rashford) could provide that for us. We had to win the game at this point.” No He himself admitted at the end: “It was not our best show. We want to finish in first place. It’s a point, not what we wanted, but we were one step closer to immigration.”
The only statistic that could be registered for England’s credit is at all related to the squad chosen by Gareth Southgate. The average age of the starting lineup of the three Lions team was 25 and 31 days, the youngest in the history of the World Cup and Euro Games, but when it comes to what is happening on the turf, some negative records were also recorded.
On the other side, Captain Scotland Andy Robertson Tried to keep a positive spirit even though his team moved away from the quarterfinals: “The big situations in the game were ours. Sometimes we held the ball great, frustrated them and another night we could have spent more. A point keeps us alive and it’s important to keep that feeling.” The Liverpool defender also complimented young midfielder Billy Gilmore, who was chosen as the man of the match: he has a great future ahead of him and he will be able to win as many games as he wants. “