England worsened the bad campaign so far at the League of Nations with a performance that deserves historic embarrassment. The 4-0 loss to Hungary at Molineaux Stadium is so heavy that the Three Lions have not seen it since 1928, when they lost 5-1 to Scotland. and above all, it leaves an open wound for English fans to think about the World Cup.
The team that took Gareth Southgate to the field was something like what we were supposed to see at the World Cup. There were some tests, such as the presence of defender Marc Guéhi, midfielder Conor Gallagher and striker Jarrod Bowen, but others are players who want to be among the starters for the November Cup.
With a team that could not work creatively, the English scored the first goal in the 15th minute. After a cross from the center, Adam Lang played high and Roland Sallai finished firm and beat goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale 1-0.
The goal didn’t even wake the Englishman as they continued to unchained their attacking play. He was close to Hungary with another 2-0 lead, but this time Reece James managed to catch up. The Englishman’s best play was a cross from the Bukayo Saka, which was pushed back by Willi Orbán and forced his goalkeeper, Dénes Dibusz, to make a good save.
Martin Ádám had a fantastic opportunity to put Kalvin POhillips up another goal 24 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. English. Less for the score and much more for the performance and atmosphere created. The crowd started to leave and protested against coach Southgate.
England almost got back into the game with a Mason Moun cross in the 31st minute, when Harry Kane deflected it and the ball hit the crossbar. But the situation worsened for the British. Ádam Nagy put in a good effort on the right, but John Stones saw his volley fly wide of the mark 34 minutes into the game. Nice goal, by the way.
Everything went from bad to worse in the 37th minute when John Stones received a second yellow card and was sent off. Southgate, who seemed to be afraid of the worst, replaced striker Saka in place of Harry Maguire. The crowd got even angrier and sang something very common in club football: “You’re going to be in mourning” (“You’ll be fired in the morning”), “You don’t know what you’re doing”. “(you don’t know what you’re doing”).
Since nothing could be worse, 43 minutes into the game. Ádám Nagy made a superb strike after 37 minutes with a shot straight in front of the goal after a long ball through the middle, but one of the visitors’ defenders got a foot in at the last second and warded it off for a corner.