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Raheem Sterling insists there is far more panic outside of the England camp than within, where spirits remain high despite their disappointing result against Scotland last Friday.

The Three Lions went into the match with their neighbours as heavy favourites and could have secured qualification to the last 16 of Euro 2020 with a victory.

But Gareth Southgate's side were held to a goalless draw, prompting scathing criticism of the manager's decisions and the performance of captain Harry Kane.

Sterling believes the fallout to the draw has been blown out of proportion and maintains morale is good at England's St George's Park base.

Sterling insists there is more "panic" outside of the England camp than within
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"I do feel there's a bit of an overreaction on the whole," said the Manchester City winger. "I just feel there's more of a panic on the outside than inside the building.

"The players who have been at a few tournaments, who have huge experience, try to help the other ones.

"I don't see anyone in the camp that feels any pressure or feels hard done by. As much as we can inside the building the best thing we can do is focus on the training field, focus on what's being doing inside.

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"We really shouldn't be looking what's the papers are saying, what pundits are saying. That's something we need to take for the rest of this tournament, the more you listen to outside noise, the more it can affect you.

"If you're not really looking into that the better it is for you as an individual and as a collective as well.

"We don't really, I'm not saying on the outside it's negativity, but we don't want any negativity creeping in and performance levels dropping, and confidence levels dropping, and that's all that it will do."

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Sterling was England's hero in their opening Euro 2020 fixture versus Croatia, scoring a second-half winner against the 2018 World Cup runners-up.

But, like many of those around him, the 26-year-old struggled to make an impact during the draw with Scotland, with the visitors defending resolutely throughout the 90 minutes at Wembley.

The result means another draw will be enough to see England through to the knockout stage as Group D runners-up.

In this scenario, England will face the team which finishes second in Group E, one of Spain, Poland, Slovakia or Sweden.

Meanwhile, victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday night will allow the Three Lions to leapfrog their opponents to qualify top of Group D.

This would set up a last-16 clash with the team which finishes second in Group F, one of France, Portugal, Germany or Hungary.