Anticipation is high regarding England's chances of success at the tournament as the semi-finals and final are due to be played at Wembley. The past year has had a few stumbles and mis-steps but none almost as bad as this, the worst result and performance of the Gareth Southgate era.
"I think it was down to us".
Just 20 minutes later in the 85th minute, Ondrasek connected his right boot to an incoming cross and fired a shot past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 lead. "None of us like it but that's the reality and to sail through a qualifying group with no issue is very unusual".
"The other guys on the bench said, "score a goal, man". We know there is a long way for us to go to become one of the top teams in Europe. "I've got to make sure the results and the performances are correct and we didn't do that tonight". We didn't play well enough, simple as that. "We accept defeat and accept we have to be better than we were". We had chances, good chances to win the game.
"We conceded too many poor chances and we gave the ball away too many times".
England were handed the ideal start when captain Harry Kane put them ahead from the penalty spot in the fifth minute after Lukas Masopust fouled Raheem Sterling but they were well below their best and slumped to a bitterly disappointing defeat. However, Southgate's side failed to take advantage of their flawless start, failing to find any rhythm in their play.
Southgate said he "totally understands the question" and added: "I think there are players who aren't playing well for their clubs but that's the situation we're in at the moment, certainly in a couple of positions".
"It was a flawless start to an away game".
Academy graduate Mount has started every league game under Lampard this season, scoring four goals in his eight outings. They had the crowd behind them, sometimes the pitch is not as easy to play, but that's no excuse.