Published: Sat, October 12, 2019
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Gareth Southgate says England 'not good enough' in Prague

Gareth Southgate says England 'not good enough' in Prague

Some 3,800 England fans had tickets to watch the game, hoping for a repeat of the 5-0 thumping the Three Lions handed the Czechs at Wembley in March.

Speaking after his team's 2-1 defeat, England manager Gareth Southgate said of the crowd disturbances: "Of course, it's always disappointing and I think I've always spoken about how we would want everybody to conduct themselves".

England are now cruising in Euro 2020 qualifying, with four wins from their opening four matches, scoring 19 goals and conceding just four so far.

Southgate won't dwell on what happens elsewhere this month, but he knows the display of his team will have to improve. We've had him marked as a player from the first time I saw him at St. George's [Park].

Highlights of the European Qualifier Group A game between the Czech Republic and England.

"From when the manager came in he told us the style of play, how he wanted us to play, how to press". Unfortunately we gave one away at the end. Second half we had some good chances that we didn't take and throughout the night we were too open out of possession.


"Particularly in the first half we didn't create enough chances". We had chances, good chances to win the game. We gave the ball away too cheaply and we'll have to go away and look at it.

He will add some extra creative flair to the England team, which the likes of Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho would truly love. The skipper conceded the result was a wake-up call for all concerned.

Mount has scored four goals in eight Premier League games for Chelsea FC so far this season and he has started all of the Blues' top flight games this term. We were sloppy with the ball, we didn't move it as quickly as we normally do.

"Every away game in Europe is hard".

"I'm obviously over the moon but I have to thank my players, first and foremost, because they played great", he said. It's a bit of a wake-up call but we're in a good position. We've still got stuff to work on, and we can see that tonight'.

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

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