Pretty sure 1-0 with a goal from a set piece would be a win. Other teams, not only England have benefited with narrow wins from set pieces. You claim you aren't anti, but there's no way you're neutral. Tell me, where are Germany now? What's going to happen to one of France or Argentina next round? Where's Italy or Holland? Uruguay or Portugal? Facts are if England can beat a Columbia that's likely down a Rodriguez... They will probably end up with a quarter final against Switzerland. If England get to the semi final, whatever way it's happened it's an achievement. By that time the World cup would have shed a lot of superpowers. We might start scoring from open play later on, we might not.. but you look a bit negative about how England scores goals. There's always going to be set pieces in games. Personally I think it's more Kane is good at set pieces than England as a whole.
Couldn't care less what you think I seem like, honestly not in the slightest bit bothered. England have only managed 2 goals (1 a freak goal) from open play in 3 games. Games that were Panama and Tunisia in particular, you are missing my point though, I'm fully aware it doesn't matter how you score them as long as you do, but the thing you are failing to grasp is if England are struggling to create from open play against weaker opposition then it's not looking good for when they play teams of the calibre of Spain or Brazil for example, where set pieces are a lot less likely and where they need to create something out of nothing. You don't seem able to grasp that though and seem more bothered on insisting that I'm "anti-England", but like I said, I couldn't really care less, just like I couldn't care less where the likes of Germany etc are, it has no baring on what has happened for England so far, especially teams that didn't even qualify so there's no point thinking about them.
I have no doubts that if England were to come up against a decent team, a team that is struggling to score and create much of anything in open play, you would be saying England need to take advantage of that and ensure set pieces are limited and that way there is an excellent chances of getting the win. I have no doubts that when the staff are analyzing the opposition they would pick up on this lack of goals from open play and it's no different to what team will be thinking of and looking at England like. It's not so much the lack of goals to an extent, it's the lack of chances even being created. Just like I have no doubts that if England get knocked out and it's the same scenario in open play, you would say a lack of creativity cost them. Of course, you've got the tinted glasses on though.
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