England manager Gareth Southgate said his side would improve after beating the Czech Republic 1-0 at Wembley on Tuesday to secure first place in the Euro 2020 Group.
“I think more of us need to emerge, we haven’t scored a game set yet, we’re not perfect, but we have moments where we see a good side,” Southgate told reporters.
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England will face second place in Group F – most likely Portugal, Germany or France – but Southgate said he was happy to secure the home advantage in next Tuesday’s game at Wembley.
“Who knows if it’s going to be a good draw or not? We wanted to win the group, we wanted to play at Wembley and we’ll see who plays tomorrow,” he said.
Defender Harry Maguire, who returned to the sidelines after injury, agreed that England had more to offer.
“We started to win the group and we did it. Can we play better? Of course we can. Will we improve? Will we do what we can. Three clean sheets, were solid. The basics are there and now we have to settle in every part of the game he told us.
“In a football tournament these are great moments in big games and not to give opponents big moments to score and right now we are doing well,” he added.
Raheem Sterling scorer was more optimistic about the team’s performance against the Czechs.
“There are positives from the game. We kept the ball better today. It gave us more attacking options. We got into the gaps very well, we played some good football and we got the goal we needed,” he said.
“If you do not concede a goal you win football matches. You just have to score at the other end. People were disappointed in the Scottish game a few days ago but did not admit it. The most important thing was to win the group,” he said.
Sterling was vague about the prospect of facing a round of 16 draws against tough opponents.
“At some point you have to face the best teams. It’s a challenge to yourself,” he said