Terry Butcher critical of Tottenham ace during England win against Lithuania
By Amir Mir
Terry Butcher was critical of Tottenham ace Kyle Walker during England’s 2-0 win against Lithuania on Sunday afternoon at Wembley.
Former defender Butcher stated that Walker needed to put in “better crosses” against the international minnows and get “beyond their players” during the World Cup qualifier.
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe opened the scoring for the hosts in the first-half when he duly dispatched Raheem Sterling’s low cross.
Substituted Jamie Vardy, who was dropped to the bench from the last encounter, scored within six minutes of coming onto the field.
Aside from that, it was a lackluster performance from Gareth Southgate’s side who bounced back from their 1-0 defeat at Germany in midweek.
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“Moving the ball from one side to the other certainly helped England score their only goal,” Butcher told Radio Five Live.
“I want to see a lot more of that and see better crosses from the wider positions and Bertrand and Walker getting beyond their players.”
Right-back Walker, who is a regular member of the England squad, played the full match with his Spurs teammates Eric Dier and Dele Alli also starting.
The pacy full-back will now turn his attention to club matters and trying to help Mauricio Pochettino’s side secure a Champions League place.
At this moment in time, the north London club are second in the Premier League table, ten points behind leaders Chelsea and nine points ahead of sixth-placed Arsenal.
They will face a tough trip to Turf Moor upon their return with Burnley picking up impressive wins on home soil this term.
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