It does not surprise me to see England struggle when a decent team decides to play (Sweden) football. We have not learned the basic art when playing tournament football. Its so vital to let the ball do the work and movement off the ball is so gospel, we seem to fail in the basics and look rigid and predictable. We have to really study the coaching methods throughout the whole country and encourage skill and technique. I really get frustrated when I see the same old pattern of play where we Hoff the ball up front and hope for flick on's, set pieces and pens.
yes we won the pens but the overall football was poor.