After emerging victorious against Austria last week, England went on to defeat Romania in their last friendly game before the commencement of the Euro 2020 football campaign. However, the coach of the side, Gareth Southgate didn't seem satisfied with the way his team played, especially in defence. He felt that they still had a lot of work to do and many improvements to make ahead of their first game against Croatia on Sunday, June 13th.
The England boss stated that the whole team needed a little more work and not just the defence alone and that he is still very much open to changing his starting lineup throughout the tournament whenever necessary. According to him, injuries have had their impact on his squad and avoiding that would go a long way in having a more prepared and confident team when the competition begins.
The Three Lions have suffered their own share of injury problems. After losing the likes of Harry Maguire early in the season, Mason Greenwood and most recently, Trent Alexander Arnold also had to miss the competition with Trent being replaced by Brighton center-half, Ben White. White had a solid 90 minutes display in the friendly against Romania but missed the England squad when it was initially named. However, he has gotten the opportunity to prove that he deserves a cemented spot in the Three Lions Squad.
England would go on to face Andy Robertson's Scotland on June 18 after their game against Croatia before completing their Group D fixtures against Czech Republic four days later.