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'So sloppy': Chris Waddle criticises Everton's Michael Keane

England's defender Michael Keane (2L) vies with Kosovo's forward Vedat Muriqi (2R) during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A football match between England and Kosovo at St Mary's...

The Everton centre-back made a big mistake for England.

England's defender Michael Keane (2L) vies with Kosovo's forward Vedat Muriqi (2R) during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A football match between England and Kosovo at St Mary's...

Everton's Michael Keane had a night to forget on international duty with England yesterday.

The Three Lions wound up beating Kosovo 5-3 in a Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley, but a mistake from the Toffees' centre-back ensured that Gareth Southgate's side did it the hard way.

Valon Berisha opened the scoring inside a matter of seconds after a casual pass from the Everton defender led to the Lazio striker firing home.

Keane made amends with his role in one of England's goals later in the game, but it wasn't enough to see him escape criticism from various pundits and one of those is Chris Waddle.

 

Speaking to BBC Sport, the former Tottenham star said: "It is so sloppy from Michael Keane, he could have turned but decided to go across his own half.

"What a terrible pass but what a finish from Valon Berisha."

Keane has been immense for Everton under Marco Silva and hopefully for the Goodison Park side he can put this behind him in time for Sunday's trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League.

International hangovers do indeed exist, but Keane, a £30 million signing in 2017 [BBC Sport], is experienced enough at this stage to not let individual errors ravage his confidence - hopefully.

Kosovo's midfielder Valon Berisha (L) passes England's defender Michael Keane as he celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A football match between...

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