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Lee Carsley’s scouting presentation was the secret weapon behind England’s Senegal win

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Carsley was the secret weapon behind England’s resounding win over Senegal with the Under-21 boss giving a detailed scouting presentation on Aliou Cisse’s side’s weakness ahead of the last 16 clash

England under-21 boss Lee Carsley emerged as Gareth Southgate side’s secret weapon in the resounding last 16 win over Senegal.

The senior England side booked an exciting quarter-final tie against France with a comprehensive 3-0 win over the African champions at the Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday night.

And Sportsmail can reveal that former Everton midfielder Carsley played a key role in preparing England for their crucial victory over the Senegalese.

Lee Carsely gave a detailed scouting presentation on Senegal’s weaknesses ahead of the game

The 48-year-old provided the England set-up with a detailed scouting presentation on Aliou Cisse’s side, with a focus on where the team could benefit from focusing on Senegal’s weaknesses.

Aliou Cisse was without three of his key players in Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye and Cheikhou Kouyate

Aliou Cisse was without three of his key players in Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye and Cheikhou Kouyate

Senegal missed several key players for the game against England, with Sadio Mane, Idrissa Gueye and Chiekhou Kouyate all missing through either injury or suspension.

And Carsley’s analysis was effective as England took full of advantage after easing home courtesy of goals from Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.

Carsley’s address to the England players at their Al Wakrah team hotel on the outskirts of Doha is part of a coaching programme run by the FA.

The initiative, called the ‘Coaches Hub’ has seen a number of FA coaches travel to Qatar as part of their development under the governing body’s umbrella.

Indeed, the FA’s head of coaching Tim Dittmer, provided the England camp with a similar presentation on world champions France on Monday morning.

A similar scouting presentation was given to England about France on Monday morning

A similar scouting presentation was given to England about France on Monday morning



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