S
SEARCH
M
SW
Jun 2, 2016 at 7.45pm UK
England
1-0
Portugal
Smalling (86')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Slovakia manager Jan Kozak "surprised" by England lineup

:Headline: Slovakia manager Jan Kozak 'surprised' by England lineup: ID:274085: from db_amp
Slovakia manager Jan Kozak admits that he was "surprised" by England's team selection for their friendly against Portugal.

Slovakia head coach Jan Kozak has admitted that he was "surprised" by the team England fielded for their friendly against Portugal at Wembley on Thursday.

Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy all started together for the first time in England's last Euro 2016 warm-up game, but they failed to click as the Three Lions edged to a late 1-0 win over their 10-man opponents.

Roy Hodgson said before the match that the time for experimenting was over, but Kozak believes that the team which lines up against Russia in England's Euro 2016 opener on June 11 will be different.

"I myself watched the match yesterday. It was just a preparatory match. I was also surprised for the lineup. Due to the exclusion of the Portuguese player, the match was quite uniform, but in the end the English team scored, were patient and it was okay," he told reporters.

"I'm convinced that, considering this lineup, the English are not going to use this lineup in the first match. They have got their usual way of playing and this has just been a test.

"Each team has got its weaknesses, however there is quite a number of young English players in the team so let's see how they cope with the pressure of the public, the pressure of expectations, the pressure of the media. There are experienced players in the team, however, most of them are quite young."

Slovakia, who face England in their final group game on June 20, will take on Northern Ireland in their last warm-up match on Saturday.

amp_article__274085 : Database Data restored...  : 
last updated article - 2016-06-05 10:59:39:
html db last update - 2021-03-04 10:59:38 :

ex - 7200 : read : read cache amp html

Click here for more stories about Jan Kozak

Click here for more stories about England

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Serie A Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Inter Milan43101541110
2Roma33009279
3AC Milan33007169
4Napoli33006249
5Fiorentina43017619
6Udinese32106247
7Atalanta BCAtalanta42114317
8Bologna421158-37
9Lazio32019456
10Torino42027436
11SassuoloSassuolo411245-14
12Empoli310235-23
13VeneziaVenezia310226-43
14Genoa4103510-53
15Sampdoria302123-12
16Juventus301235-21
17CagliariCagliari301259-41
18SpeziaSpezia301239-61
19Hellas VeronaHellas Verona300337-40
20Salernitana4004212-100
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.