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Sport 'To be a top team, we're still some way from that': Gareth Southgate fires warning as England wobble in Euro 2020 qualifying

05:30  13 october  2019
05:30  13 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham in line for England call-up for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria despite attracting admiring glances from Nigeria

  Chelsea star Tammy Abraham in line for England call-up for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria despite attracting admiring glances from Nigeria In-form Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is in line for an England call-up, it is understood. Gareth Southgate is set to name his squad for the matches against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Gareth Southgate will name his squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers away to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria at Wembley on Thursday.

' To be a really top team , we ' re still some way from that ': Gareth Southgate fires warning as England wobble England manager Gareth Southgate has warned his team that they need to stop dreaming of Wembley glory We've had straightforward qualifying games that haven't challenged us.

Gareth Southgate is aware much work is to be done as new formation is considered ahead of Euro 2020 . England 's defensive line crumbled as ‘In a lot of the areas of the field, we ’ re still a young and relatively inexperienced side and some of the performances in qualifying have hidden that a little bit.

England manager Gareth Southgate has warned his team that they need to stop dreaming of Wembley glory at Euro 2020 and make a sharp improvement if they wish to be considered contenders for the next summer's tournament.

With both the semis and finals scheduled to be at Wembley next summer, England have a rare opportunity to replicate the 1966 World Cup win, yet the team seem far off that standard after the 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic, with Southgate now contemplating at tactical change and returning to a back three.

Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori included in England's squad for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after shining for Chelsea... as Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Jesse Lingard are omitted following poor starts to the season

  Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori included in England's squad for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after shining for Chelsea... as Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Jesse Lingard are omitted following poor starts to the season Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been rewarded for their fine Chelsea form with call-ups to England's squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. Gareth Southgate's Three Lions side take on the Czech Republic away on October 11 before travelling to Bulgaria just three days later. Tomori and Abraham have slotted in seamlessly into Frank Lampard's starting line-up this season, with the latter having already scored eight goals in all competitions.

' To be a top team , we ' re still some way from that ': Gareth Southgate fires warning as Gareth Southgate 's England side are free-flowing and go out to win matches. But we didn't see Tripper is a very good player but if you're telling me he's better than Walker, I'm watching different football to you.

' To be a top team , we ' re still some way from that ': Gareth Southgate fires warning as England wobble . Italy maintained their perfect record in Euro 2020 qualifying to book their place in next summer's finals. With six wins from six in Group J, the Azzurri were expected to dispatch struggling

Southgate said: 'It's not for me to tell the public not to dream and not to have hope. I think internally, we have to be different and be realistic and we haven't changed our tone on that at all. 

Gareth Southgate wearing a suit and tie: Gareth Southgate has warned his England side they need to stop dreaming of Euro 2020 glory © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Gareth Southgate has warned his England side they need to stop dreaming of Euro 2020 glory

'We know our strengths and we know the areas we have to improve upon. We've talked about it throughout the week and we've had evidence of it tonight. So, I don't think any of us within the camp are under any illusions. To be a really top team, with players with experience of winning the biggest matches, we're still some way from that.'

a group of baseball players playing a football game: The Three Lions suffered a hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat at the Czech Republic on Friday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Three Lions suffered a hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat at the Czech Republic on Friday

Southgate: I'm not going anywhere

  Southgate: I'm not going anywhere Gareth Southgate insists he is fully committed to England as speculation continues linking him with a return to the Premier League. Southgate's reputation has soared during his role as England boss, having led them to their best World Cup performance in 28 years and the verge of Euro 2020 qualification.A newspaper report recently claimed Tottenham were lining him up to replace Mauricio Pochettino and, given the club's woeful week, which has included a Champions League thrashing by Bayern Munich and Premier League defeat at Brighton, it is a link that might not go away in a hurry.

Gareth Southgate has said that he would consider a switch back to a We’ve had straightforward qualifying games that haven’t challenged us but this was a proper test and we To be a really top team , with players with experience of winning the biggest matches – we ’ re still some way from that .

' To be a top team , we ' re still some way from that ': Gareth Southgate fires warning as England wobble . Maguire and his team -mates were outmuscled as England suffered a surprise defeat. Since June, England have conceded three goals against both Holland and Kosovo and now two against the

It means Southgate and his assistant Steve Holland are planning to work on further tactical changes having switched from 3-5-3 to 4-3-3 last year. The team looked wide open trying to play 4-2-3-1 in the first half against the Czech Republic and now Southgate is contemplating whether they need to return to a back three to improve defensive solidity.

a man standing in front of a crowd of people watching a football game: England will be desperate to bounce back against Bulgaria away on Monday night © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited England will be desperate to bounce back against Bulgaria away on Monday night

'I think players take in tactical concepts very quickly, especially top players,' he said. 'So, we have to keep reflecting on what's working, what's possible and learn from every experience we have. We've had straightforward qualifying games that haven't challenged us. 

Gallery: Czech Republic 2-1 England: Player Ratings(ReadSport)

a football player on a field: Czech Republic 2-1 England: Player Ratings

'Tonight [against Czech Republic] was a proper test and we didn't come through, so it would be naive not to take the lessons from what we've seen on the pitch tonight.'

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England wanted to make Bulgaria 'suffer' for racist chanting, says Henderson .
The Three Lions midfielder says that his side stayed on the pitch in an effort to show fight against the home supportersMonday's match, a 6-0 England victory, was halted twice in the first half due to racial abuse from Bulgarian supporters.

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