I think it's just an England thing. I think it's just an England thing where they don't want to win
and be successful. Whether it's the senior team or u21s, they just won't win. And last night was a prime example of that. In a game where England were the better team and missed numerous chances, they threw away the victory with a calamitous set of errors. Phil Foden was terrific in midfield and scored a great goal whilst the centre backs were brilliant and fought valiantly for 90 minutes. Choudhury was very good up until his moment of madness which ultimately cost England the game. Up until the red card, England has numerous chances but the front three were so poor. Solanke was dreadful whilst Sessegnon and Gray were headless whenever on the ball. Why don't Abraham and Nelson start? Who knows? But Choudhury's dreadful tackle wasn't the one mistake which cost England. Wan-Bissaka - who I thought was all over the place in the second half after starting well - made a howling mistake. A tame header that was going to cause no threat to the impressive Dean Henderson, Wan-Bissaka took a mad swipe which flew into the back of the net. Utterly ridiculous. Maybe he did this on purpose to knock 10 million off his transfer fee and push through a move to United. In a game where England were the better team and deserving of AT LEAST a draw, two moments of madness from individual players were the difference. And in a tournament where only the top team can qualify, it was a hugely damaging blow and now, England need things to fall their way.
Portuguese wonder kid Joao Felix is reportedly close to a move to Atletico Madrid. I've seen little of the youngster, but with apparently every club in Europe being interested, perhaps a move to Atletico is a bit strange. A team notorious for their more defensive football, will he be able to perform at his best? However, they're apparently going to pay 105 million for him, so maybe no other team were willing to do that, explaining why the move is close. 105 million is a lot for a 19-year-old who has just popped up for one season in Liga Nos and the Europa League. It's a gamble, but maybe it might just pay off.
That's all for today, not many transfer stories, so hopefully there will be more tomorrow. Argentina also play their second match in the early hours of tomorrow morning after losing their first match, hoping to get back on track. So, see you then.