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Full England debut for Chelsea star Mount

       Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate spoke to the media in Prague on Thursday evening Expand Raheem Sterling and Gareth Southgate spoke to the media in Prague on Thursday evening
Cary Erickson | 12 October, 2019, 20:26

The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with three matches to spare as the Czechs capitalised on the visitors' listless performance in Prague.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on Friday night, October 11, made his debut for the Three Lions of England in their 2-1 defeat against Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifiers.

"Inevitably, because we've suffered a situation in Montenegro, we wanted to be clear what might happen if something happened in the future".

"Tonight, we didn't do enough to win the game and the performance wasn't good enough, it's as simple as that", he said. We gave the ball away too cheaply and we'll have to go away and look at it.

"Particularly in the first half we didn't create enough chances".

Zdenek Ondrasek found a late victor for the Czechs, who moved level with England at the top of Group A with the win.

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While delivering the news, her four-year-old son wandered over to his mom and excited saw that he too was on TV. The youngster then could be heard saying "mommy" as Kube continued to deliver her report .

"When those two players, Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount, have worked hard on the Saturday and they've played a full game and then they come in on Monday and they can't quite work at full pace, that's when Pulisic has got to take the opportunity".

"On the topic of racism, I think a lot of it's to do with miseducation and a lot of it's to do with not knowing a lot about other people's cultures", he said.

"I think it's unfortunate because you can foresee the risk". We have to respond in the right way. "That's not something we've been able to do". I think we were better in the second half and we created chances to win the game.

"He's got to do that week in, week out, day in, day out to prove he's as good if not better than those players we are talking about".

Czech counterpart Jaroslav Silhavy spoke in the pre-match press conference about targeting England's imperfections, yet could hardly believe how much joy they experienced on Friday night. They had the crowd behind them, sometimes the pitch is not as easy to play, but that's no excuse.