Former Italy coach Antonio Conte has spied two key weaknesses in England’s XI ahead of the final of Euro 2020.


Conte also highlighted two areas in which he thinks England could be vulnerable on Sunday, however, with Gareth Southgate’s midfield and defence coming under scrutiny.


“In the middle of the park they have two very physical midfielders in [Declan] Rice and [Kalvin] Phillips, capable players who bring balance but very few vertical passes, often going for the easiest option,” former Chelsea boss Conte wrote for Gazzetta dello Sport.


“One of England’s weak spots is that, if their defence is pressed when building from the back, they aren’t as good as Spain at escaping their opponents’ press. But if you go after them with ultra-offensive pressing and they do escape, then watch out for their pace up front.


“Again, this is when the [Italy] players must show their experience at reading the various moments of the game.”


Source: @thenewsguru

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