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Roy Keane slams England display in 5-3 goal fest against Kosovo

England were sloppy at the back
England have been sloppy on the again (Picture: Getty)

slammed England’s stars for his or her sloppy display against Kosovo on Tuesday evening.

The qualifier was an entertaining affair, with England racing right into a 5-1 lead at half-time earlier than transport two early objectives in the second interval.

England have been responsible of a bunch of particular person errors in midfield and on the again and Keane accused the Three Lions of switching off.

‘A great game to watch but England players have to be self-critical,’ Keane mentioned on ITV.

Kosovo went ahead inside 40 seconds
Kosovo went forward inside 40 seconds (Picture: Getty)

‘England still have too many bad habits. Sometimes players get bored when the game seems over, that’s the place the sloppiness comes in.

‘It’s okay giving the ball away, however they compounded it by not getting again spherical, protecting to your teammates.

‘If you were on the training pitch at your club you’d suppose that the gamers weren’t taking it critically, it was that sloppy.’

Editorial Use Only Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX (10406041bz) Harry Maguire of England at full time. England v Kosovo, UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying Group A, Football, St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, UK - 10 Sep 2019
Maguire gave away a penalty (Picture: Rex Features)

Kosovo went forward inside 40 seconds at St Mary’s after which clawed the sport again to 5-3 in the second half.

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Harry Kane missed a penalty, however England preserved their 100 per cent document in Group A and ended Kosovo’s 15-game unbeaten streak.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate conceded his facet lacked focus, however praised England’s attacking display.

England's attackers impressed (Picture: Getty)
England’s attackers impressed (Picture: Getty)

‘A bizarre game really,’ he mentioned. ‘There were obvious poor errors for goals but I’m actually happy with the composure we confirmed.

‘We had devastating attacking play all through and we used the ball properly.

‘The mistakes were obvious, the errors, we have to be better. The players don’t want me to inform them that.

‘The outstanding parts of our play were obvious, the errors were obvious.’

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