Roy Keane praises England for ‘making it look easy’ by beating Hungary and says Gareth Southgate’s men showed ‘great attitude’ coming back from Euro 2020 final loss… but claims hosts ‘didn’t have a plan B’
- Roy Keane praised England when they beat Hungary 4-0
- Raheem Sterling led the way with Harry Kane and Declan Rice also on target
- The fiery expert said England showed the right attitude and made it look easy
- He criticized Hungary for not having a backup plan after falling behind
England’s confident beating of Hungary on Thursday night earned major praise from Roy Keane – who thinks the Three Lions ‘looked easy’ as they rode to victory in their World Cup qualifier.
Gareth Southgate’s men took their fourth straight win on the road to Qatar 2022 thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Declan Rice, and pundit Keane was impressed by the team’s collective attitude.
England played their first game since their painful Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy in July and the squad had a huge opportunity to show how they had handled the aftermath and chart their intentions for the next big tournament.
England’s 4-0 thrashing of Hungary had expert Roy Keane excited as he praised their attitude
The Manchester United legend said Gareth Southgate’s men made it easy in Budapest
They did so when they overcame a dull first 45 minutes to ramp it up after the break and punish the sloppy hosts – who let them go on and on on goal.
Speaking to ITV Sport after the game, Keane said England deserve ‘credit’ for upping the ante against Hungary after initially finding it difficult against the stubborn hosts.
“I have to give England credit,” he said.
“The way Hungary plays, when the game is tight, their energy levels are higher… but once the first goal fell they had no plan B. Credits to England for that. England made it look so easy because they did everything right.’
Keane was impressed with how England maintained their energy levels throughout the match
England played their first game since losing the Euro 2020 final and did not disappoint
The Manchester United legend – known for his swipe at teams and various players on Sky Sports – had nothing bad to say about England after a confident display, saying it was their attitude that made them win.
“They had a great attitude, they got the basics right, they accelerated things and got behind,” he added.
“We have seen other teams like Portugal get out of prison on Wednesday night, Italy has drawn and Spain has been beaten, so it is still very early in the season.
“It’s an opportunity for these teams and if you show up with the wrong attitude, you have a problem. But England didn’t do that well for them.’
England will then turn their attention to another World Cup qualifier against Andorra on Sunday at Wembley Stadium before traveling to Poland on September 8.