Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze reacts to boos of England fans – and is certain Three Lions will improve despite dismal display

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EBERECHI Eze has insisted England are not “stressing and panicking” despite another poor performance in their 1-1 draw with Denmark on Thursday. 

Harry Kane gave Gareth Southgate’s side the lead in the eighteenth minute before Denmark gained control and equalised in the 34th minute through Morten Hjulmand’s brilliant 25-yard shot that beat Jordan Pickford’s dive before going in off the base of the left-hand post. 

The Three Lions put in a mostly awful display and were booed off by their fans after the final whistle. 

“You understand their frustration because you want to win games, to get as many points as you can,” Eze said. “Today, unfortunately, we didn’t get three points but we’re calm.

“We want to put in performances that we know we’re capable of but this is what happened at the last tournament and no one remembers it when you reach the latter stages. We know there are more levels to go.”

Eze, who came on for Bakayo Saka in the 69th minute, added: “I’d say we’re staying calm, we know the potential we’ve got. 

“We’re building, we’re getting towards the level that we know we can play at. Ultimately, we’ve got four points and there’s more to improve. No stress, we’re not panicking.

“Tournament football is a rollercoaster. This is my first one but that’s what [the other players are] all saying. As long as you stay calm and positive, you’ll be fine.”

England’s last Group C game is against Slovenia on Tuesday. England are top but could still finish third, in which case they would need to be in the top four teams of six third-place teams to reach the last sixteen. 


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