As if to emphasise how outmanoeuvred and out-thought we are in Europe, the Belgian PM gives Theresa May a Belgium football shirt before the England match and she doesn’t know what to do.
England did know what to do with largely a second XI, but it became clear that the 3-5-2 system needs exceptional punch to go around a midfield. The second XI are not as good, but they weren’t that bad, just not exceptional and probably in need of the game.
Before the game, I was adamant we had to win – show no fear of a stronger half of the cup draw and continue the winning habit. After the defeat, the tactic seems wise, although we could have done without weaknesses in the goalkeeping being exposed.