There's an old quote from Alex Ferguson dong the rounds. The one where he said: "Attack wins you games, defences win you titles."
Looking at the performances of Italy and England so far during the Euros, it appears to be correct.
I recall Jack Charlton constantly telling me or anyone who would listen (in exchange for a fag or a drink) that a solid and reliable defence was more important than flair players or strikers scoring lots of goals. Building a side from the back was his mantra and it appears to be working for Gareth Southgate and Roberto . . .
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