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L'Equipe give shock England player that nobody was talking about a brutal 3/10 rating after Serbia game

L'Equipe give shock England player that nobody was talking about a brutal 3/10 rating after Serbia game

The 3/10 rating given to an England star by French newspaper L'Equipe has surprised fans.

L'Equipe have stunned fans with a brutal 3/10 score given out to an England star in their player ratings for the win over Serbia.

The Three Lions got off to a winning start in Group C, with Jude Bellingham scoring the only goal of the game and claiming the Man of the Match award.

Marc Guehi also produced a strong display in his tournament debut as England became the first team at Euro 2024 to keep a clean sheet.

There were some concerns about talisman and captain Harry Kane only touching the ball 24 times, as well as Phil Foden struggling to create when operating on the left flank.

Yet bizarrely, the lowest mark from the French outlet went to Manchester City defender John Stones.

The general consensus was that, despite an early wobble that he recovered from, Stones largely solid and made many defensive contributions.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Yet he got a 3/10, with the harsh markers saying that he struggled up against Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic from the first minute and "multiplied his blunders".

They said he was "not in the best form" after a knock in the friendly against Iceland and an illness which struck him in Germany.

Stones was rated as the worst England player, with Guehi, Kane, Kieran Trippier and Foden all given fives.

Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka and Trent Alexander-Arnold all received six for their displays, with Bellingham in his own league on 7.

Manager Gareth Southgate, meanwhile, was given a five.

It wasn't a vintage display but Southgate was "really pleased" with many elements of his side's showing.

Speaking post-match, he said: "They are a strong team. We had to suffer a bit which I think is really good for us."

"I think to defend the box the way we did was really good for us. I was really pleased with a lot of the play. Second half we didn’t keep it as well as I would have liked but to get the win is very important."

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Featured Image Credit: Getty & L'Equipe

Topics: England, Euro 2024, John Stones, Gareth Southgate