Mourinho highlights “dramatically bad” area of England’s game

Jose Mourinho has pinpointed attacking corners as an area of concern for England following their victory over Czech Republic.

The Three Lions managed to secure the win that guaranteed them top spot in Group D, but the 1-0 victory still left many fans and pundits wanting more.

Gareth Southgate’s men have now kept three consecutive clean sheets in the tournament but their overall style of play has been called into question for not being adventurous enough.

Mourinho, who has managed a handful of England’s top stars, gave his view on the game during an appearance on talkSPORT.

“The only negative thing I would say is they were very poor on attacking corners,” Mourinho said. 

“The service was dramatically bad. They have so many good players to attack corners. Luke Shaw, in my opinion, very good tonight but very poor on the corner. Kalvin Phillips, the same.”

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It’s not the first time Mourinho’s relationship with Shaw has been a point of contention, with the Portuguese boss infamously giving the Englishman plenty of stick during his stint as Manchester United manager.

Shaw of course, is coming off the back of what has almost definitely been the best season of his career, and has started in both of England’s last two games.

Mourinho, on the other hand, is preparing for a brand new chapter in Serie A as he gears up to take over as Roma manager. 

Jose has enjoyed Italian success in the past when he managed to guide Inter Milan to an unprecedented treble during the 2009/10 season. Unfortunately, more than a decade has passed since that day and his recent run with Tottenham Hotspur quickly fizzled out.

As for Luke Shaw, he’ll be hoping to feature again in England’s upcoming Round of 16 game next Tuesday as they wait to learn who their opponents will be.

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