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England's priciest lineup opens with a win but draws widespread criticism.

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Post time 19-6-2024 06:13:16 | Show all posts |Read mode
Can football really come home? The England national football team, which always chants "football's coming home," finally had their opening match of this year's European Championship a few days ago. Despite starting with a win, England's performance continues to draw criticism from many. So, how did they actually perform? Let's take a look.

This edition of England boasts one of the most luxurious squads in the Euros, which also earns them the largest fan support. After all, England's last major tournament victory was back in 1966, a staggering 68 years ago. Hence, every time England participates in a major tournament, they chant "football's coming home," hoping their dream will come true.

The most promising opportunity was four years ago at the European Championship when England reached the final. Unfortunately, they lost to Italy in the penalty shootout, missing out on the title. Learning from that experience, England certainly aims to go further and win the European Championship this year. However, judging from their first match, England's performance was hardly convincing. Despite winning the match by a one-goal margin, their display didn't seem to persuade England fans that their team has what it takes to win the tournament.

England's first opponent, Serbia, was considered weaker, yet the England team managed only five shots throughout the game. In the second half, England even found themselves under siege by Serbia, which is unacceptable for a team boasting numerous star players. England's manager, Southgate, also faced heavy criticism during this time. It can be said that if the England team wants to bring football home, they still have a lot of effort to put in.

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Post time 19-6-2024 07:21:30 | Show all posts
Actually, in a match like this, it was already quite successful for England to secure three points. In the group stage, England's goal is to advance as the group leader, so getting three points means they've accomplished their task. Especially when not in top form, winning is very fortunate. The tournament is long, and if they reach the final, it won't be until next month. For a team, peaking too early can be detrimental, as they may lose steam during the knockout stages. Gradually improving form is the best strategy, this was the case for Italy in the 2021 Euros and the 2006 World Cup. They bided their time early on, then delivered a fatal blow to their opponents at crucial moments, which is what a championship team should do.
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Post time 19-6-2024 07:49:36 | Show all posts
Watching England's live match, it felt like they haven't practiced much together. It was all about individual performances, not smooth at all, really relying on personal skills. If they face a tough opponent, they might struggle to handle it....
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Post time 19-6-2024 12:42:06 | Show all posts
England has the highest squad value in the world, but their overall strength isn't currently the best in Europe. To win the title, they need to overcome many strong opponents, requiring both skill and luck. They need to improve step by step, performing better with each match. If they can do that, I believe England can win the championship. However, England receives too much attention, and there are many harsh critics at home. This makes it difficult for Southgate to do his job well. The reason England hasn't won a major tournament in so many years isn't due to a lack of ability, but because too many off-field issues affect the team.

Kane received the lowest rating in this match. For England to perform well, they need to free up Kane, not make him do everything. After all, Kane is the top scorer in Europe this year. Making a Golden Boot winner play a supporting role is a waste. Let Kane focus on scoring, I believe he will do better than Bellingham!
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Post time 19-6-2024 20:46:21 | Show all posts
Since it's a sports competition, no matter the outcome, there will always be criticism and even harsh words. Otherwise, it wouldn't be a competitive and exciting sport, would it? It's not surprising.
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Post time 20-6-2024 12:46:54 | Show all posts
England's performance this time has surprised everyone, hasn't it? But as you said, it's considered good. Maybe they shouldn't reveal all their cards yet, it's better to gradually reveal their moves.
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Post time 21-6-2024 08:33:12 | Show all posts
England's performance this time has surprised everyone, hasn't it? But as you said, it's considered good. Maybe they shouldn't reveal all their cards yet, it's better to gradually reveal their moves.
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Post time 21-6-2024 12:33:27 | Show all posts
England's debut performance was lackluster...if they aim to win the championship, they'll need to put in more effort.
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Post time 21-6-2024 20:56:47 | Show all posts
Come on, England! Hopefully, they can really make a mark this time and not just bring football back home.
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