Gareth Southgate admitted England’s defeat against Czech Republic is a reality check for the nation in terms of their Euro 2020 credentials.

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Highlights of the European Qualifier Group A game between the Czech Republic and England.

Highlights of the European Qualifier Group A game between the Czech Republic and England.

“We are always very realistic about where we sit. We have an exciting team that usually look like scoring goals. We know there is a long way for us to go to become one of the top teams in Europe. We’ve got to respond to that performance on Monday and accept any criticism that comes our way.”

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“Tonight we didn’t do enough to win the game,” Southgate added.

“Our performance wasn’t good enough, simple as that. We probably should have got a draw out of it, but in the end the goal we conceded was typical of the chances we gave away throughout the night.