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Why Kieran Trippier at left-back for England is not the tactical problem people think it is

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There were several issues with England’s defeat against Iceland. It was unexpected and unacceptable to lose to a team ranked 72nd in the world. England’s head coach admitted that the team’s scoring masked some apparent flaws. England struggled to complete crosses, with only five out of 39 finding their intended targets. They also had only one shot on target throughout the game, their lowest in a match since 2021. The defeat highlighted England’s struggles without possession, and their inability to sustain attacks. The article also discusses England’s left-back position and the challenges it poses. Overall, the defeat against Iceland exposed some weaknesses in England’s performance.