AsiaDespatch.org – England national team continues the title EURO 2020 in the group stage against Scotland. The British Derby was played at Wembley Stadium, London. Playing as the host, England insisted on winning three points.
But unexpectedly, the squad The Three Lions who played at his full strength couldn’t even move. Even though they controlled the game with a difference in ball possession of 61 percent compared to 39 percent.
It was precisely the Scotland squad that was strengthened by Andrew Robertson who continuously pounded the England goal. The team nicknamed the Tartan Army managed to make eleven shots with two on goal. While the hosts could only shoot nine with only one on target.
Draw, England Striker Blunt
Scotland in this match used a three-back formation, where only one player who played as a native central defender was played. That player is Grant Hanley, a Norwich City defender who partnered with Kieran Tierney who plays as a full-back. And one retainer of Manchester United, Scott McTominay.
Even so, none of the attacking lines of The Three Lions were able to penetrate the defense of the Tartan Army squad. Harry Kane, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling who led the England attack none of which could score goals.
The first golden opportunity for the England national team occurred in the 11th minute through a corner kick scheme. The Manchester City defender who received the bait managed to head the ball and lead to the goal which was guarded by David Marshall. Unfortunately the ball hits the goal post.
The second chance occurred again two minutes later. Raheem Sterling’s movement on the left side of his team successfully made the ball into the penalty box. The Manchester City winger immediately sent a pass into the middle and was greeted by Mason Mount. Unfortunately again, the young midfielder failed to execute the opportunity perfectly.
Blunt line of attack England National Team again proved through opportunities in the 17th minute from Manchester City winger, Phil Foden. The gastric bait that was sent to him could not be completed into a goal. In fact, the winger lived face to face with David Marshall. The ball was shot wide.
Meanwhile, the shot on target from the Three Lions occurred in the second half after seven minutes of the game running. Mason Mount created another chance with his long-range shot but David Marshall still too tough for him.
Billy Gilmour, Kante of Scotland
If in the French national team there is Kante who is a frightening specter for opposing attackers, in Scotland there is Billy Gilmour. The midfielder, who was only 20 years old, successfully guarded his team’s defense and did not allow the opposing side to score.
The midfielder, who also has the same club as Kante, has succeeded in keeping the English strikers from moving. Evidently they only had one kick on goal despite controlling the game.
Billy Gilmour who was placed by the coach, Steve Clarke as a defensive midfielder with Callum McGregor became a Scottish hero. At the end of the match, this Chelsea wonderkid was awarded the star of the match.
Seeing that the captain of the Tartan Army, Andrew Robertson also praised the game of the young midfielder. The Liverpool retainer revealed that Billy Gilmour, who is still only 20 years old, is not nervous about competing against big teams.
Andrew Robertson also sees the midfielder’s great potential. He felt that there was a high possibility that the Irvine-born midfielder could become a great player in the future.