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Montenegro's manager says he can't find any weaknesses with current England side

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England are finally enjoyable to watch again.

After decades of slow, predictable football, with the country's established stars all poorly shoehorned into the side, the Three Lions now look the complete package.

England's 'golden generation' was hampered by the fact that so may key players were used hopelessly out of position.

Paul Scholes on the wing, Frank Lampard in a two-man central midfield alongside Steven Gerrard, it just wasn't working.

Now, with Gareth Southgate running the show, things look completely different. Players are in their natural positions and they are thriving.

The 5-0 win over Czech Republic on Friday night was symbolic of how far this England team have come, brushing aside an inferior opponent on paper with style and flair.

England travel to Montenegro tomorrow night for their second Euro 2020 qualifier and the opposing manager has made a bold claim about the current Three Lions side.

When Ljubisa Tumbakovic was asked about finding weaknesses with the England team, he replied, per Telegraph: "I'm really trying but I can't.

"We in the coaching team who deal with the players are realistic.

Tumbakvoic and his team

"Things that happen in the past are just nice results for Montenegro, tomorrow (Monday) we will play a match with totally different players, new coaches, with different capabilities and different ideas from both teams."

Not a single weakness? Wow.

Southgate's decision to revert back to a four-man defence and wingers since the success at the World Cup has further improved the side.

The likes of Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho are thriving out wide, with the defence - marshalled by the ever-improving Harry Maguire - looking as solid as ever.

Sancho & Sterling in training

Even in midfield, Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley and new addition Declan Rice provide steel and craft.

England are certainly contenders to win Euro 2020...

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