England coach Gary Neville has been recanting his analysis of the Monday Night Football with the England players, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Unlike during the regular Premier League season the Sky pundit has been using it to target the opposition, rather than tell the English players how to improve. Roy Hodgson selected Neville to be part of his back room staff because of the impressive analysis of matches whilst working as a pundit for the satellite broadcaster.
It goes without saying that it is very rare for an ex-player to be selected for a role on the national team's coaching staff because of the work done on Television, which goes to show how good Neville is at his day job.
Defender Phil Jagielka has been one of the players who will work closely with Neville before they face their Group D opponents. Having played against Luis Suarez and Mario Balotelli in the Premier League the defender knows what challenges he is likely to face.
However for some of the unknown enteritis that play for their Group D rivals, Jagielka believes the video analysis is a great way to learn and is astonished by how much content the team have got.
Speaking to the Telegraph he said: “The teams we’re playing against, we know a few of the strikers already because they play in the Premier League or some of the big clubs around Europe, so you’ve an idea of what you’re up against,” Jagielka said.
“But there’s so much video you can get hold of. We’ve got three video analysis people here."
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