Wilshere has excelled for England in the last few games he's played deep, but obviously it's hard to rely on him with his fitness issues. Lack of a proper defensive DM is a concern though, Henderson is more box-to-box and I think Delph looked a little out of his depth today.Some encouraging glimpses second half. I just wish we'd stop trying to be clever and kept it simple. We haven't got a world beating squad, so make the best of what we have by putting them in their best positions.
And find a central defender or two from somewhere, for the love of God. Stones is probably going to be in there long term although he may not quite be there yet. Clyne looks to be struggling a touch but he's likely to be our full back long term so may as well play him through it.
I hope things can stay calm and level headed regarding Kane. Give him time before cranking up the hype machine.
A long term deep playmaker for Carrick is one concern. Maybe Wilshire, certainly not going to be Delph or Henderson for example. And Jones, laughable. Hughes and Pritchard in the U21 are very exciting but not going to be that type of player. They'll be more challenging Barkley. And Chalobah doesn't convince me. My two cents worth.
Having seen more of him this season now he's played a few games for Reading I still think theres a good chance of Chalobah being a very useful player for England in the future.A long term deep playmaker for Carrick is one concern............. And Chalobah doesn't convince me.
The complete donkeys we have in defence worry me more than our midfield.Midfield is the most concerning area for me, I would say at first choice we should have Carrick, Wilshere, Henderson/Milner but that isn't that strong on an international level, and as you say Carrick will need replacing soon and Wilshere's fitness is unreliable.
I like Phil Jones, but he hasn't really been allowed to nail down a position has he? If he's given regular games at CB, I think he'll turn out to be a quality defender.A fair result 1-1 for me, both created chances throughout.
Would be great if we attacked a lot more because when we did towards end we caused Italy problems and was a very good finish by Townsend. I was also impressed with Barkley who made some good attacking runs through middle.
Onto my main problem with defence and that has to be Phil Jones, he is poor and should not even make bench or squad ! Surely we have better ?