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In his analysis of Euro 2020, former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has labelled only one Chelsea player as poor, which is Reece James following his performance In England’s second group game against Scotland.
England struggled to attack in that game, and James didn’t seem his usual self bumping down the flanks.
Mourinho who had spoken highly of Billy Gilmour, was less appreciative of James.
“The most important thing is the confidence of players,” he told talkSPORT. “I don’t believe at all that for example when Gareth decided to play the last game with James and Shaw; I don’t believe he told them don’t attack, stay on the line of the four, be cautious.
“I don’t believe that. To do that, you do that with other players. To do that, then you play Ben White in defence alongside the Mings and Stones as well.
“I think the confidence of the players (is important). James and Shaw are attacking and fast players.
“Normally they go forward and create. They arrive in the box and create. They didn’t against Scotland. They stayed very, very quiet. They didn’t make mistakes. But offensively they were poor.”