Michael Carrick is really necessary for the Three Lions at the moment.

England should call up Michael Carrick

In Roy Hodgson’s first match as England coach, even though he only had to meet Norway, the players in the Three Lions’ midfield revealed too many weaknesses.

The two central midfielders who replaced later, Barry and Henderson, also did not show any positive signs.

It is difficult to understand that a player who plays a leading role in MU’s midfield was not called up this time.

Portugal continues to be a `tiger without claws`

Falling into a death group with Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, it is clear that Portugal must play with 100% strength and determination to hope to pass the group stage.

The 0-0 draw at home with a small opponent like Macedonia once again showed that Portugal’s weakness over the years has been its strikers.

The Netherlands still needs an `anti-football` style of play

5 lessons from the friendly series before the Euro

Coach Van Marwijk needs to think about using `old lessons` again.

Legend Johan Cruyff called the Dutch team’s performance at the 2010 World Cup `anti-football`.

Illiyan Mitsanski’s header brought a surprising victory to the Bulgarian team right at Amsterdam Stadium.

Coach Van Marwijk favors the 4-2-3-1 formation, but Klass-Jan Huntelaar’s form is what gives him a headache.

Van Marwijk can blame Heitinga for Bulgaria’s last-minute loss, but perhaps he is thinking of a safe solution of returning to the way he played two years ago.

Shane Long is the ideal choice for Ireland’s attack

Giovanni Trapattoni needs to think really seriously about choosing a striker for Ireland after the recent match against Bosnia Herzegovina.

His favorite striker, Kevin Doyle, has only scored 3 goals for Wolver in the Premier League since October last year.

In the match against Bosnia, Kevin Doyle still worked tirelessly as he had shown, but the goal did not come to him.

Obviously, when facing strong opponents like Spain, Italy or Croatia in the group stage, Ireland will not have many opportunities to attack.

The German team is still under the shadow of Bayern Munich

5 lessons from the friendly series before the Euro

The defeat against Switzerland exposed a German team without Bayern.

Coach Joachim Loew blamed physical problems after the German team suffered an unbelievable 3-5 defeat to Switzerland.

Without 8 Bayern Munich players, the German `tank` became weak, especially in the defense system.

If Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber and Jérôme Boateng were in the starting lineup with Bastian Schweinsteiger playing in a distant defensive role, it would be very difficult for Switzerland to score a goal against Germany.

Ngoc Hai