sport news Euro 2020: England are the SLOWEST team at building attacks at Euro 2020

sport news Euro 2020: England are the SLOWEST team at building attacks at Euro 2020
sport news Euro 2020: England are the SLOWEST team at building attacks at Euro 2020

England are the slowest team when it comes to building attacks at Euro 2020, statistics show, with the Three Lions struggling for creativity despite winning Group D to advance to the last-16.

Gareth Southgate's men have eased through the first stage of the tournament - with the 1-0 win over the Czech Republic adding to their slim victory over Croatia, with the team yet to concede a goal this summer.

But at the other end of the pitch they have been heavily criticised after scoring just twice and failing to break down Scotland in their second game at Wembley, which saw fans and pundits show their frustration after the 0-0 draw.

England are the slowest team at Euro 2020 when it comes to building attacks, figures show

England are the slowest team at Euro 2020 when it comes to building attacks, figures show 

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Gareth Southgate's men have been criticised for their ponderous approach to games

Gareth Southgate's men have been criticised for their ponderous approach to games

England bonced back from the disappointment against the Scots on Tuesday night as Raheem Sterling netted his second of the competition after hitting the post early on, but in the second half the team were much more ponderous and struggled to build on their early lead.

And stats from Opta show that England have only progressed the ball upfield 0.98 metres per second in open play at the Euros, making them the slowest out of all 24 teams when it comes to building up attacks.

Despite an improved display against the Czechs, figures showed they actually had the slowest build up play from a single game, moving the ball upfield 0.7 metres per second at Wembley. 

England fans have complained about the team's timid approach to games in this tournament, with chances hard to come by. Captain Harry Kane has been heavily criticised for failing to sparkle for the team despite finishing as the Premier League's top scorer. Many fans and pundits have called for the Spurs star to be dropped - accusing him of looking tired after his failure to get off the mark.

Fans and pundits slammed the team after a lack of energy and intent in a 0-0 draw to Scotland

Fans and pundits slammed the team after a lack of energy and intent in a 0-0 draw to Scotland

Harry Kane has also struggled - and stats show England have the third-fewest shots per game

Harry Kane has also struggled - and stats show England have the third-fewest shots per game

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The slow nature of England's play will hinder

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