The parallels between this England side and the current Spurs one are a tad stark – even if you acknowledge we have 3 players in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI.
A no show from Harry Kane (apparently the instruction is to keep giving the ball to the Bungling Ballerina Raheem Sterling) and it all gets a bit fractious.
Dele Alli was his usual ineffectual flick merchant self.
Until he popped up with a killer goal – and allowed all the people that don’t understand football – to hail him as a stand-out player.
There are too many utterly infuriating players in this England squad for me to believe they can win the final.
Echoes of Spurs again who sailed through domestic competitions until they they met someone really good, and then proceeded to get schooled?
Who cares, you can only play the sides in front out you.
The next side before us is either Croatia or Russia.
The difference here is that Southgate does has the team set up right and is producing some entertaining football.
Even if England frequently fail to finish the dinner.