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Jose Mourinho says Luke Shaw was ‘very poor’ with his set-piece deliveries in England’s win against Czech Republic


Luke Shaw impressed at left-back in England’s 1-0 win over Czech Republic at Wembley (AP)

Jose Mourinho believes Luke Shaw and Kalvin Philips contributed to England’s ‘only negative’ in their victory over Czech Republic on Tuesday evening.

Gareth Southgate’s side have finished top of Group D as Raheem Sterling’s first-half header secured a 1-0 win at Wembley.

England will now face the second-placed team in Group F, which will be one of France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary.

Shaw delivered another impressive performance on England’s left flank in their comfortable win over Czech Republic.

But while Mourinho has praised his former Manchester United player, he believes the left-back was ‘very poor’ with his deliveries at corner kicks.

‘The only negative thing I would say is they were very poor on attacking corners,’ Mourinho said in his post-match analysis for talkSPORT.

‘The service was dramatically bad. They have so many good players to attack corners.

Jose Mourinho says Luke Shaw’s corner kicks were ‘very poor’ against Czech Republic (PA)

‘Luke Shaw, in my opinion, very good tonight but very poor on the corner. Kalvin Phillips, the same.’

Mourinho was also impressed by England’s game management ahead of what will be a tricky last-16 fixture at Wembley next Tuesday.

‘It looks good, the players are in good form, Sancho was ready for every second he was on the pitch. The mentality inside is very good,’ said Mourinho.

‘Today they showed two different versions. Great mobility in attack and great creativity. Second half they were a team of position, great positional play and control, you need that in the knockout stage.

England will play one of France, Germany, Portugal or Hungary in the last 16 (AFP via Getty)

‘People are not over the moon because people are always asking for more and different kind of football, but inside the camp – they will be happy. They will feel they did the job well and they’re ready.

‘The next one is the one because it will be against a top team. Yes, an advantage because of Wembley, but pressure because it will be a big opponent.

‘If they go to the quarter-finals, this match could be the one which pushes them all the way.’

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