Mourinho reveals the Chelsea player that disappointed him in England vs Scotland clash

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Three Chelsea stars were on display as Scotland held England to a goalless draw at the Wembley Stadium on Friday.

Reece James and Mason Mount featured for the Three Lions, while Billy Gilmour was the only Chelsea man in the Scottish team.

When analysing the game at full time, former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho revealed that he was disappointed with the performance of Reece James.

Although he admitted that Reece James did well defensively, his offensive game was non-existent.

Compared to Scotland’s Andy Robertson who attempted 11 crosses, James attempted only one cross, and Luke Shaw on the other flank didn’t burst down the wing.

Mourinho believes Reece James was too cautious in his approach.

“I feel the intention from Gareth [Southgate] was correct — [having] a left-footed left-back in Luke Shaw and an offensive player [on the right] in James,” the former Chelsea boss told talkSPORT.

“The intention was that [he] really wanted them to go.

“But in reality, I just remember James arriving at the edge of the box and hitting a shot from Harry Kane’s pass.

“I didn’t see any cross, progression, or overlapping [runs] from them.

“They were fine, positionally cautious and didn’t make defensive mistakes, but they should [have given] a little bit more.”

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