England midfielder Declan Rice mentioned the three lions did sufficient to beat Hungary within the 1-1 draw on Tuesday.
Gareth Southgate’s facet had to come back from a objective after Roland Sallai scored from the penalty spot, and will solely handle one level at Wembley because of John Stone’s equalizer.
But Rice insists that England performed nicely and was merely stifled by a powerful Hungarian facet.
“You can say it’s bad because we pulled the match but we dominated,” Rice instructed ITV. “It was a stupid penalty to give away, good to get back into the game, had to keep his head, had to keep playing, but we just could not find the murderous touch in the end to win.
“I believe typically you may have to offer credit score for a way the opposition is. Hungary was a lot better than after we performed away. They have been actually tight, actually compact, and if you play in opposition to low blocks it is onerous to create stuff however I nonetheless thought that we did sufficient to win the match. “
Rice played in midfield three with Mason Mount and Phil Foden for the first time, and they seemed to lack cohesion, but the West Ham man insists it will take time for them to get used to playing with each other.
“Yes in fact [it’ll take time to get used to]”, he continued.” I believe that is the primary time we’ve got performed collectively as a 3rd. Of course I actually have performed as one and Mason apart however we’ve got by no means performed with Phil. Nothing modifications, we all know what the boss is asking us, what Steve [Holland] asks of us. We should put it on the pitch. “
Rice was also convinced that Hungary was lucky enough to win the first half during the first half due to the way the game is dominated nowadays.
Luke Shaw dropped Loic Nego as he tried to clear the ball, and the referee considered it a dangerous challenge and pointed to the spot.
“I believe if you put your foot up so excessive, possibly it will probably be so, however how he went down was pathetic if I’m to be trustworthy with you,” Rice added. “He held his head. If you set your foot within the field nowadays, it is a punishment.”