England's Kyle Walker in action with Iceland's Birkir Bjarnason
Former England and Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he felt Kyle Walker simply didn't do his job properly as England lost to Iceland.
Pitted against minnows Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016, England were the hot favourites to claim a win in Nice and set up a quarter-final clash with France - and when Wayne Rooney struck an early penalty, it looked like Roy Hodgson's men were on the road to the last eight.
However, Ragnar Sigurdsson quickly hit back for Iceland, and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson's shot then squirmed through Joe Hart and into the net to put Iceland into a shock 2-1 lead.
Despite some second half pressure from a dire England side, Iceland managed to hang on and claim a stunning 2-1 win, sending England home and prolonging the Three Lions' wait for a knockout win in a major tournament, ten years since beating Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup.
It was an embarrassing evening for England, and whilst Iceland deserve great credit for their performance, fingers are being pointed at England players - and despite his impressive tournament, Kyle Walker is being heavily criticised.
The Tottenham right back had been one of England's top players in France this summer, but he completely lost Sigurdsson for Iceland's equaliser, despite only having to defend a simple flick-on from a long throw-in.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Redknapp slammed Walker for completely falling asleep as Sigurdsson ghosted past him, and suggested Walker didn't do his job at all in a scathing verdict of his involvement in Iceland's equaliser.
"We knew exactly what Iceland’s weapon was, yet we conceded from their first long throw," fumed Redknapp. "It’s shameful and there can be no excuse. It’s not a clever move, and they scored exactly the same way against Austria — with the same player heading the ball on!"
"Kyle Walker completely falls asleep when all he had to do was follow his man and clear it. He couldn’t have wished for an easier piece of defending, but he didn’t do his job at all. The worst thing is, it was exactly the type of delivery our Premier League players should be used to defending," he added.
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