Euro 2020: Scotland exposed England’s biggest issues – What needs changing?

England players, UEFA Euro 2020 (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)
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England took on Scotland at Wembley in one of the most anticipated international games at Euro 2020.

Some fans thought it would be a walk in the park for the Three Lions, others, like me, thought it would be the hardest game in the group.

The game was an incredibly hard-fought contest that spent most of the time in the middle of the pitch. Chances were few and far between and arguably, Scotland was the better side throughout.

It finished 0-0, leaving one side frustrated and one side quite a lot more jubilant, having controlled England for most of the 90 and picked up their first point of Euro 2020.

England had a few chances early on, John Stones put a free header onto the post but then slowly fell off, with Scotland coming into the fold and England had no answers.

Gareth Southgate pulled out Phil Foden around the 60th minute, despite him being one of the only creative sparks in the game, to give Jack Grealish his much-awaited tournament debut.

Grealish gave it his best shot but could not seem to get anyone else interested. Harry Kane left the pitch 15 minutes before the end for Marcus Rashford, but blink and you wouldn’t have known that change would have happened.

So, England looked lacklustre, slow, and off, so what’s gone wrong?