DAILY RECORD 🔵 England guaranteed it’s not coming home as former Celtic star predicts downfall – Shango Media
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DAILY RECORD 🔵 England guaranteed it’s not coming home as former Celtic star predicts downfall

DAILY RECORD 🔵 England guaranteed it’s not coming home as former Celtic star predicts downfall

Mishearing the lyrics to Football’s Coming Home is understandable given the noise around England has been cranked up to 11 after they made the Euro 2024 Final.

And there’s many people in this country who hope ‘jewels will not remain still gleaming’ for a while longer. Scots face the nightmare prospect of this tournament being bookended by a hammering for Steve Clarke’s side and Gareth Southgate’s ending the long wait since ’66 for silverware. Baddiel and Skinner will no doubt see it as the perfect opportunity for yet another « Three Lions’ re-release and we’ll get it pumped into our ears for the rest of the year..and our lives

Pinning all hopes of stopping England on a 16-year-old, under normal circumstances, wold be wishful thinking. But Yamine Lamal is no normal 16-year-old. The Barcelona superstar in the making has lit up what has been an often stale and lethargic European Championships. The kid has no fear and made a doubting Adrian Rabiot look like a fool in the semi, throwing him a dummy before curling in a stunner as the Spanish booked their Final spot with a 2-1 win.

Spain provide twin threats on the flanks and undoubted quality in between in the shape of Man City lynchpin Rodri and Leipzig difference maker Dano Olmo. England only took one recognised left back in Luke Shaw, who still isn’t full fit.

And while excitement south of the border grows over this England team somehow scraping their way to glory despite pre-tournament favourite status bearing little resemblance to the majority of performances, ESPN pundit and former Scotland international Craig Burley spies a glaring weka spot when it comes to defending against Spain’s teenage kicks.

“Luke Shaw didn’t have anything [during his 45 minutes vs Netherlands after coming off the bench], » he said. « Southgate clearly thinks he’s not fit enough to start the game and play the full 90 minutes. Shaw against fresh, fit, quick players, particularly the Spanish, like Lamine Yamal, he’s not ready for it.”

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