Still not convinced Townsend is all that tbh, but fair play to him did well today.
He has better close control than your typical English winger, he is absolutely rapid too, even by Premier League standards.Still not convinced Townsend is all that tbh, but fair play to him did well today.
Lets call them 'The Golden Generation' shall we?Welbeck has been superb today. He does a lot of the unsung work by making tackles and pressing but he has also looked dangerous. He is a very reliable player.
England have looked good tonight, the front four looked potent. Throw Carrick in for Lampard and I think that we would have had a greater balance.
When you think that we had Wilshere, Carrick and Barkley on the bench, you would have to say that this England team is full of quality players, can we ever live up to our potential though?
His first touch is poor. Runs into defenders too much.What doesn't convince you about him?
Unlike the past "golden generation" of overrated physical hoofballers (Scholes the exception of course) I think the likes of Smalling Jones, Ravel, Barkley, Hughes, Wilson, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Rothwell, Crowley, Roberts etc can do the business. That doesn't mean they can win anything but they should at least be contenders. If Januzaj decides to wait and play for England they might as well just give us the 2018 WC now.Golden shower perhaps?
Admittedly, Sturridge has enjoyed better games this season, his final ball and his finishing sometimes lacking the finesse of his performances for his club. When, however, you combine Sturridge with Danny Welbeck and Townsend, and you have Rooney deployed in behind them, you have the pace that frightens opposing defences and enables England to perform at the dynamic tempo that suits them best.
Totally agree about Cahil. He gave away the ball at least 3 or 4 times. I'd rather see Smalling play there because Smalling has been a rock recently.I hope we don't start with Gerrard/Lampard in the Poland game. Neither should be first choice at this stage in their careers and we looked a lot better when Carrick came on. Townsend had a good game, but against better sides he may struggle. The development of Sturridge is a positive for England, Baines as well may be more deserving of the lb spot than cole. Cahill and Jagielka in the middle is a worry though. Jones and Smalling have better potential and i would give that partnership a run.