England U21s arrogant at European Championships, says FA technical director Les Reed

FA technical director Les Reed has blamed”arrogance” out of some players as a reason for its England U21s’ premature departure from their 2019 European Championship campaign.
Aidy Boothroyd’s side went out of the contest after also a defeat to Romania and a 2-1 loss against France.
Reed told reporters:”You need to get a small swagger, however, it does not need to border on arrogance.”
“That season group is a tough year group, particularly when half of these had won a World Cup and a number of these were starting to become household names and getting Premier League appearances. And being spoke up.
“Inevitably when this happens they become talking about fresh contracts and discussions. I think it was over-confidence.
“It was a psychological thing when that they were going to win the tournament and being over-confident, then actually realising in gameplay which there is another group out there and it is not a walkover.”
Young Lions boss Boothroyd admitted his team required to be more”street-wise”, with England picking up just 1 point at the Euros, including he wasn’t likely to leave his job following the disappointing tournament.
They reached the last four of their 2017 Championships after a penalty shoot-out overcome to Germany prevented them from progressing into the final.
Reed added:”We have had a lot of comments from your boys. They explained they under-performed and hanged themselves, it wasn’t Aidy. So was it Aidy? No it was not.
“We had good excellent players, we had a great quality squad and we all did under-perform.”
England U21s face Kosovo and Turkey in their forthcoming qualifying games for the Championships in 2021.
Manchester United ahead Mason Greenwood was given his original call-up for Boothroyd’s side, with fellow adolescents Phil Foden, Reiss Nelson, Oliver Skipp and Morgan named in the group.

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