Keane hits out at one ‘shocking and abysmal’ England player

Date published: Saturday 12th October 2019 10:37

Roy Keane thought Danny Rose’s performance in England’s 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic on Friday night was “abysmal”.

Many expected victory in the Czech Republic and early qualification for Euro 2020, only for the hosts to capitalise on a poor display and end a 43-match unbeaten run in Euro and World Cup qualifying matches.

Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty was as good as it got for the visitors as Jakub Brabec quickly levelled and substitute Zdenek Ondrasek netted a dream debut goal late to secure the Czechs a shock 2-1 comeback win.

“Rose gave a performance tonight, my goodness, someone has got to get a hold of that guy. He was shocking, abysmal,” Keane told ITV.

“I think he’ll be the same in another three or four years.

“Some players don’t learn from their mistakes, that’s a big problem and at the highest level you will suffer for it.”

Keane added: “I think there was a lot of frustration. I don’t think England looked right from the start of the game, and that can happen in football. You go away from home, it’s going to be difficult. But they didn’t look right, they didn’t seem sharp.

“There was a lot of bickering going on before the end, which is fine, because players are upset, and they’re pointing the finger at each other.

“You’re five minutes away from getting a draw, which is not the end of the world, and there’s almost a bit of arrogance from England.

“Danny Rose was never going to win a header, there was more chance of me winning a header than him.

“And then [Harry] Maguire, for a guy with his experience, you have to smell and sense danger in a football game, and he strolls out. Get up to people! It just summed up the whole night for England.”

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