Midfield was horrible throughout the tournament…it was always going to get dismantled against good opposition. Alli and Lingaard were asked to be CMs in a 3, which both are unfamiliar with. Henderson isn’t a top DM or Deep playmaker either, those three can’t run a midfield. All three cannot win the ball either.
Croatia done well to stretch the fuck out of them and ran the midfield. This ultimately won them the game.
Fair play to Southgate and the boys though. Despite the easy route, they done well to beat what was in front of them. But its so crushing to be one game away from experiencing a world cup final. We’ll be lucky to see that in our lifetime.