Roy Keane tears into ‘abysmal’ Rose and says Henderson and Rice ‘may as well be in studio’ after awful England performance – The Sun

ROY KEANE blasted Danny Rose for his "abysmal" performance against Czech Republic – and said Jordan Henderson and Declan Rice would be better off in the studio.

The outspoken Irishman was a pundit for ITV during last night's coverage of the Euro 2020 qualifier in Prague.

Despite taking an early lead through Harry Kane's penalty, England were pinned back and then conceded five minutes from time to suffer their first qualification defeat for ten years.

And Keane was once again not afraid to hold back in his criticism of what was a poor Three Lions performance, blasting Rose in particular after rushing into a header which led to the Czech winner.

The ex-Manchester United midfielder said: "My concern always for these players, like [Harry] Maguire and [Michael] Keane – they’re in their mid-20s.

"Sometimes these players don’t learn, you can’t keep waiting for these lads.

"Rose gave a performance tonight… my goodness. Someone’s got to get hold of that guy.

"He was shocking, abysmal. I think he’ll be the same in another three or four years.

"Some players don’t learn from their mistakes. That’s the biggest problem. At the highest level you will suffer for it."

England lacked fluidity in their play and were made to count the cost when Zdenek Ondrasek bagged on his international debut.


Even at half-time, Keane went in strongly on the team collectively but singled out Rose, Henderson and Rice.

He said: "I think it’s been poor. I don’t think England have got going.

"They had a lucky break, a penalty after five minutes, and you’re thinking they’re maybe going to kick on from there.

"Danny Rose is strolling out there, Gareth needs to give him a bit of a rollicking. I’m sure he will do.

"They’ve been really sloppy, Henderson and Rice – they might as well sit with us in the studio."


Keane also hit out at Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard – both were left out of the current squad and the former midfield reckons they may never don an England shirt again.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate admitted the defeat was a reality check ahead of next summer's European Championships, which his side would have secured a place at with a win last night.

He said: "In terms of a wake up call we have had a lot of plaudits but there is a lot of work to be done to be a really top team – tonight was clear evidence of that.

"Clearly that is not a night we wanted to be a part of. We did not play well enough, we conceded possession too cheaply, we did not create chances, we did not take good chances and we were too open out of possession, we gave the ball away.

"We have to respond in the right way, we have a couple of days to prepare and we have to reward our supporters with a better performance. There were not many positives. We accept defeat, and accept we have to be better than we were. We weren’t good enough.

"It is going to be an interesting couple of days because we have not had a result like that or a performance like that and we will learn a lot about ourselves over the next 48 to 72 hours. We have to respond in the right way."

England face Bulgaria on Monday night and Southgate will be desperate to see an immediate response from his players – although Rose may be switched with Ben Chilwell likely to feature.

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