Tactical weakness - England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 team:

I start by saying I have massive respect for Southgate, been a brilliant ambassador for what the country represents and seems like a very likeable man

However I think this lineup highlights a tactical weakness:

1: Missing...

Players in the half spaces -

If the Czech 🇨🇿 set up in a low block, which I expect them to do considering they need a point to top the group, the same problem that occurred against 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 will arise.

Lack of numbers in the half spaces won’t allow any centre backs to be drawn... Image
hence the runners in Sterling (and Saka to an extent) become highly ineffective.

2. Kalvin Phillips playing as an advanced No 8.

Whilst he’s individually been good the role isn’t made for him. The role requires better ball progression and progressive passing, Bellingham.... Image
fits the first point perfectly and Henderson the second.

As such it doesn’t make sense to him, if he’s playing in a No 6 role fair enough, but he’s not.
3. Utilisation of the full backs

He’s not using them as long ball/ crossing outlets (Liverpool) or as inverted full backs (City), they are in precautionary positions and as with everything in life, doing something to half an extent won’t work.

Shaw should be given a licence..
especially with Maguire back.

4. Grealish

He should play him on the left rather than No. 10, in a similar role to the one which Hazard plays against the big sides for Belgium.

He’s world class in so many aspects and should be given less defensive responsibility.

This role...
allows him to pick up the ball in more 1 on 1/2 situations where he can thrive.

England Vs Belgium was a perfect example of where he thrives in “chaos” (credit to @makethepitchbig for his work on this).
This is of course all my own opinion, I don’t necessarily expect you to agree but I feel quite convicted in my perspective and thought I’d share.

Any opposing views presented are welcome for discussion👍🏽

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