Worries for Gareth Southgate. Not only did his England drop to level B in the Nations League, but the performance on the pitch again left something to be desired. So far, the English have only been able to score once in this Nations League, from the spot.
We also hardly scored any shots against Italy within the framework of the Three Lions. The home team certainly didn’t play a world game either, but the danger came from Italy. It was Giacomo Raspadori who decided the match with a hit from the edge of the box.
Fifteen minutes before the end, there was still a bright spot on behalf of Harry Kane, but in his search for the equalizer, the striker found Gianluigi Donnarumma on his way twice. On the other side, a deviated cross from Federico Dimarco still hit the post on behalf of the Squadra Azzurri in the final minutes.
England will still play against Germany on Monday, but they can no longer avoid the last place and relegation. There is still work to be done for Qatar. At that tournament, England will certainly not meet tonight’s opponent because Italy could not even qualify for the final phase.