"Not good enough" - Roy Keane rips England a new one as Scotland keep hopes alive 1 month ago

"Not good enough" - Roy Keane rips England a new one as Scotland keep hopes alive

Keane didn't have any sympathy for the English.

It finished 0-0 but Scotland are definitely the happier of the two teams and despite an early chance from John Stones, who glanced a free header off the post, England were way off the pace tonight.


Roy Keane didn't hold back in his opinion of the performance and in particular that John Stones chance: "If he does miss-time it then that's his own fault," said Keane.

"You got to read the flight of the ball, England haven't been great. He has to score here, he's got a free header, I'm always amazed when player's don't read the flight of the ball, he just has to do better.

"He was close enough, got good contact on it, he just has to score - not good enough."

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: John Stones of England and Lyndon Dykes of Scotland during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on June 18, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

The Irishman did recognise the fact England had some positive moments, but that ultimately they were too inconsistent.

"England have showed little bits of quality, but you can have all of the quality in the world but it's no good unless you play with urgency and pace.

"Gareth won't be a happy man."


The second half didn't get any better for the Englishmen, as they looked lethargic, tired and generally just lacking in energy.

Phil Foden and Harry Kane were both subbed off, which tells its own story, and even the introduction of Jack Grealish wasn't enough to spark them into life.

The best chance fell to Che Adams, who just snatched at a volley, slicing it wide. The Southampton striker was a constant threat the whole night and on a pitch glittered with attacking stars, he looked by far the most likely to break the deadlock.