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Davis: "England Are Not Far Off"

23 June 2016

Steve Davis says he has been impressed with aspects of England's play in the Euro's.

Steve Davis says England have performed reasonably well so far in the European Championships. England, who finished runner-up in Group B behind rivals Wales now face Iceland in the round of 16 on Monday evening and Davis says that all matches will be tough in the knockout stages of the competition.

After finishing second in the group, England face a difficult side of the draw with hosts France a possible opponent in the quarter-finals if we are to beat Iceland in Nice.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “England have performed reasonably well against teams that are prepared to sit back and hit them on the break. They have dominated the possession but just lacked that killer instinct in and around the box.


“They have been positive in all three games and tried to win them and I think they still have a chance of doing really well in the competition. Whoever they get now in the knockout stage is going to be tough. You expect that in tournament football and it is a shame that we didn’t win the group because that side of the draw looks more favourable.

“Saying that if you want to go far in any tournament then you have to beat some good sides. They are bound to meet at some stage.

“All England have to do is turn more of their possession into clear-cut chances and then take them. It is all about putting the ball in the net and I don’t think England are far off doing that. It is nice to see all the home nations doing well and getting through.

The boss added: “There have been some impressive performances from the England players. Walker has been impressive from right-back. Clyne did well when he came in. Rooney and Dier have played well.”

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