As England prepare to restore faith and bounce back from a lacklustre performance draw with Scotland against the Czech Republic this evening, Sky’s Super 6 Hold the L podcast was adamant that Gareth Southgate has some key selection dilemmas ahead of him.
The whole panel were left feeling inevitably dejected after the clash, as Flav was joined by Akeem Ojuko from Cheeky Sport, NiiNii from BlueLionsTV and Steven McInernery of Esteemed Kompany.
NiiNii raised the question of Harry Kane’s role in the squad: “We need to find a system to get the best out of our best players. One example is Harry Kane – because the way we are using him, we should just use Calvert-Lewin, because that’s not how you use Harry Kane.
“He is world-class for a reason, because of his ability to drop deep and get involved in the play, but you don’t see that for England. It’s quite obvious when you see our back line and how deep it is there’s no presence between the lines.”
Meanwhile, McInernery was keen to highlight that momentum is key to international tournaments, describing the performance of England as ‘unnecessary tepid and drab’.
Whilst Ojuko lauded the performances of Wales so far, who have booked a last 16 tie with Denmark on Saturday, as he described England as ‘the let down of the home nations’.
In a later episode, the show discussed who they believe will go on to win the tournament, as a convincing argument was made for France, Belgium and Italy for being potential winners, whilst host Flav did his very best to amplify the chances of the Three Lions.