England’s win over Portugal worrying – Danny Mills

England’s win over Portugal worrying – Danny Mills

England put in a "worrying performance" in their Euro 2016 warm-up victory over Portugal, says ex-defender Danny Mills. Chris Smalling's late header secured a 1-0 victory over 10-man Portugal at Wembley on Thursday. But Roy Hodgson's side, playing with a diamond formation, created few chances in their final match before their Euros opener against Russia on 11 June.

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England put in a “worrying performance” in their Euro 2016 warm-up victory over Portugal, says ex-defender Danny Mills.

Chris Smalling’s late header secured a 1-0 victory over 10-man Portugal at Wembley on Thursday.

But Roy Hodgson’s side, playing with a diamond formation, created few chances in their final match before their Euros opener against Russia on 11 June.

“There are many square pegs in round holes. I am not sure what system Roy is playing,” Mills told BBC Radio 5 live.

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Where should Rooney play?

Forwards Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy started an England game together for the first time, with Rooney in a number 10 role behind a Kane-Vardy strike partnership.

Tottenham’s Dele Alli played on the left of midfield and James Milner on the right.

Vardy made only eight passes in the game and did not manage an attempt on goal, while Rooney and Kane had one attempt each.

“There were three centre-forwards on the pitch going for the same ball, in the same space. I don’t get it. You are taking away from all those players all their strengths,” said Mills.