England lose to Czech Republic: Gareth Southgate’s midfield experiment fails in Prague | Football News |

England lose to Czech Republic: Gareth Southgate's midfield experiment fails in Prague | Football News |

England lose to Czech Republic: Gareth Southgate's midfield experiment fails in Prague | Football News |

Declan Rice looks dejected during Czech Republic vs England

Gareth Southgate has a problem. The England manager needs to find a solution in his team’s midfield – and his attempted fix on Friday night backfired badly.

England had cruised through this Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, scoring goals galore against their limited Group A opponents.

But against the Czech Republic on Friday night – where they suffered their first qualifying defeat in 10 years – their long-standing difficulty in building play from the back and up the pitch through midfield resurfaced in glaring fashion.

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